Another year rolls by

Another Academic year ends tomorrow, with more goodbyes with the prospect of hellos in September. Changes to roles and new students about to embark on their next destination of the journey of lifelong learning.


It’s been a year full of highs and lows and on Monday I return to a student free school with a list as long as my arm of things to do.

Fingers crossed the new sixth form facilities will be complete and ready for the students. Our students have had the very best education with committed, outstanding teaching, despite being housed in a corridor and a former students area. This new flagship facility will inspire and energise them further! 

I for one, can’t wait, but there is still a fair way to go. 

Do something that scares you

I recently applied for a job and from 17 applicants, I was one of seven shortlisted. 


Interview details were shared and whilst daunted, I was ready to accept the challenge. 

As interview day drew close, I was tempted to withdraw, but they say do something that scares you, and it did. 

To have to go to a different place, meet different people, be open, engaging, professional and mindful that you are promoting what you can offer, do and be in a competitive scenario.

Tasks, exercises, group discussion, socialising, presentation and final interview.

Down to the last two…. in the process the realisation that I still had more to give, plans to bring to fruition and student success to celebrate.

I’ve been scared enough for 2017.

No one was appointed, but the experience has not been in vain! 🤗🤗💕😉