This is the last blog before I finish my sabbatical and return to school as the substantive headteacher at All Saints. My experience tells me that there will be twists and turns ahead, that the eyes and the mind will be thrown off course from time to time. But I am determined that I will… Read More Freetown/Liverpool 2019
After the training on Tuesday, we spent the rest of our week in our partner school, whilst also visiting other local schools, friends and the British Council in Freetown, who were so helpful. And on Thursday, we were guests of honour at the annual Sports Day, which took place on a dusty plot of land… Read More Sports Day in Sierra Leone.
Half-term in England for many schools, including All Saints, and five of the teachers have joined me in Sierra Leone for a week of teacher training and project planning during their break. We are now into our seventh year of supporting a school in the town of Waterloo, twenty miles from Freetown. This long-term commitment… Read More West African Phonics
I visited the Houses of Parliament for the first time on Monday and felt like a star-struck tourist – what a place is the Palace, despite its current arthritic state. I was lucky enough to have separate meetings with a number of MPs, both Conservative and Labour, as well as meeting up with my brother,… Read More The Palace of Westminster