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Over time I would like to share my experience of being a Headteacher in a inner city school on the road to being outstanding. Read here about my experience, approach and strategies of leading a big school rapidly becoming a beacon of innovation with theories, proven to yield success and better outcomes for students.

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What’s in a name?

William Shakespeare once wrote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet”.I’m no scholar of the Bard, but I think he was suggesting that names in themselves do not create worth, but intrinsic qualities derive meaning.This crossed my mind when I was considering whether…

The Million Pound Scholarship School

I could not have imagined, in my wildest dreams, that 1 in 20 of our Year 11 students last year would have got scholarships estimated at a collective total of one million pounds to some of the most prestigious independent schools in the world as part of our ‘prestigious colleges’ programme. Cumberland Community School is…

Fast forward the future; how goal setting can force positive change

During the first lockdown, after a period of hesitation, I made a conscious decision to get on the road on two wheels. A report by Forbes shows that, since the pandemic, there has been a bike boom with over a billion pounds worth of additional bicycles sold in the UK; that is a 63% sales…

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