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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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This much I know about…being an agnostic

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about being an agnostic. When it comes to religion, I am an agnostic, I think. So it was … Continue reading

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This much I know about…being teased by colleagues

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about being teased by colleagues. A few weeks back during a full staff briefing I moaned about the younger … Continue reading

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This much I know about…a eulogy for my sister on her 60th birthday

Beverley Ann Refoy, 23 August 1957 – 5 July 2017 “Bev” was the first word I ever said. Bev was six when I was born and I must have been an absolute gift to my big sister. Imagine it. A … Continue reading

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This much I know about…writing, the limits of language and catching a sea trout

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about writing, the limits of language and catching a sea trout. Any representation of an experience is … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how our colleagues are first and foremost people

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of (nearly) 53, this much I know about how our colleagues are first and foremost people. If I have learnt anything in my time … Continue reading

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