What T20 Finals Day taught me…about going back to school

1. Getting the right team? It's not always about the big names. Yesterday's winners Notts Outlaws could have picked their test player Stuart Broad, but they didn't. Instead they chose the right team for the right format, and the consistent players who had got them to the final. Actually on finals day, the biggest names … Continue reading What T20 Finals Day taught me…about going back to school

The healing power of Restorative Justice

In Louise Tickle's powerful article in The Guardian this week here, she looks closely at the approach to using Restorative Justice in schools. The article reflects on the number of children who have been permanently excluded across Gloucestershire, and across the UK, but then considers the impact of the technique of Restorative Justice on shifting the behaviour culture in our schools. It is a … Continue reading The healing power of Restorative Justice

Kindness – Why phones don’t work, and why disruption-free classrooms do

  “What’s the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” (Gary Keller – The One Thing) Some of the reading I have been doing recently and some of the visits to schools over the past few months (Nova Hreod in Swindon; Magna in Poole and … Continue reading Kindness – Why phones don’t work, and why disruption-free classrooms do