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Duty of optimism

General Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:58

Well, goodbye 2021, I can’t say that I am sad to see that year go. Indeed the year has been scattered with sadness through the suffering and...

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What a year

General Wed, 22 Dec 2021 10:30

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy new year. As in 2020, the pandemic continues to...

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Begin with the end in mind

General Fri, 17 Dec 2021 10:10

As I write this I am reflecting on the life of a wonderful friend and colleague who passed away this week. Sarah Caton, the amazing Chief Officer...

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Ambitions for Care Experienced...

Care Fri, 10 Dec 2021 09:54

Recently I met with Ian Dickson - a retired social worker, Ofsted inspector, residential manager, and children's rights advocate, to discuss our...

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Systems and partnerships

Leadership Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:08

There were two social workers, a nurse, and a magistrate sitting in a bar…. don’t worry this isn’t the start of a bad joke, but rather how...

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NCASC 2021

General Fri, 26 Nov 2021 13:29

At some point over the past 20 months most of us will have attended a virtual event, or 27! The pandemic has impacted everything we do and the...

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Valuing and thanking our school...

Education Fri, 19 Nov 2021 06:34

I read an Ofsted report in the spring which praised a secondary school for its actions in sending a van to nearby housing estates when school...

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Levelling up…it’s not just...

Funding Fri, 12 Nov 2021 09:38

Whilst thinking about a theme to focus on for this blog I started to reflect on the changing political and national policy context of the last...

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The time for investing in children...

Funding Fri, 05 Nov 2021 09:44

It’s Wednesday lunchtime as I sit here and write this blog – it’s not just 58 days until Christmas (don’t!) but also the day the...

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What's it all about

General Fri, 29 Oct 2021 09:56

There’s a great antidote to death-by-a-thousand-spreadsheets; spending time with children. Last week I was lucky enough to attend the opening...

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