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This much I know about…the creative writing process, Don McCullin’s photography and Vic Goddard’s auntie and uncle!

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about the creative writing process, Don McCullin’s photography and Vic Goddard’s Auntie Vera and Uncle Clay! What inspires … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the Don McCullin retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about the Don McCullin retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain. I have five heroes, the majority of whom are … Continue reading

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This much I know about…looking after our own mental health first

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about looking after our own mental health first. On the day we are officially charged by the … Continue reading

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This much I know about…choosing how to think

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about choosing how to think. Doun from thennes faste he gan avyse This litel spot of erthe… … Continue reading

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This much I know about…art, family, friends and the essential self

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about art, family, friends and the essential self. Scotland at Easter is special. Every year since 2005 … Continue reading

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This much I know about…hay bales, Heaney and what to do before the sun sets

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about hay bales, Heaney and what to do before the sun sets. Two days ago I rose … Continue reading

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This much I know about…education, a tie-pin and having a choice in life

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about education, a tie-pin and having a choice in life. It is 15 June 1940. Ernest Harry … Continue reading

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