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The joy of spring

Health Fri, 23 Apr 2021 09:34

It’s a running joke that the government’s seasons don’t necessarily tally with the standard pattern that we’re all accustomed to. Both...

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Time for reflection

General Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:01

If, like me, you have juggled home working with periods of home schooling, you will be forever grateful to our schools, their staff and their...

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Thinking about equity and fairness

Education Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:16

I read an interesting and detailed report recently by the Education Policy Institute, along with the Nuffield Foundation, on social mobility and...

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Resetting our ambition for children

General Thu, 01 Apr 2021 10:19

During this last turbulent year, our commitment to supporting our children has not changed. Their significance to us as families, communities,...

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"There is not just one story"

General Fri, 26 Mar 2021 10:43

It doesn’t seem possible that I am writing my last blog as President almost exactly a year since we went into the first “lockdown”. I said...

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Why does social work have the word...

Workforce Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:22

When I last blogged, I reflected on the paucity of the use of technology in social work and now we are all experts! We work in a creative and...

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Choose to challenge

General Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:28

Monday was International Women’s Day. Every year on 8 March, across the globe, the achievements, life journeys, challenges and aspirations of...

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A basket full of hope

Education Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:04

Recently, I chaired the North West’s School Improvement Group and also led a series of local engagement events with social workers and...

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Changing the narrative

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:05

Like the Tokyo Olympics, Wimbledon and Glastonbury, the pandemic delayed another major event in our diaries, the publication of the seventh...

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Education governance in a time of...

Education Fri, 19 Feb 2021 11:24

In ADCS Vice President Charlotte Ramsden’s blog at the beginning of 2021, she wrote about the positive benefits of new beginnings. Here we are...

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