About

Why I started..

My Blogposts are entitled Things I’ve learned and things I’m learning as I use it to reflect on exactly those things.  Life is a long learning adventure – sometimes exciting and sometimes painful, but always worthwhile.  I always feel flattered when people add comments to my blogs as this adds to the learning and I hope that others find it helpful too.

When I first started these blogs I was a “serving Executive Principal / CEO” and now after working as the MD of RMCeducation I am back in the saddle as an Executive Principal for a MAT looking after four secondary academies.

Most of my blogging focuses on education, but I am also interested in community organising, politics, and religious issues.

Bio

As a LA head, academy principal, and executive principal, I have always led schools in what are referred to as “challenging circumstances”.   My commitment to social justice, rooted in catholic social teaching, has driven my career and I campaign professionally and politically for the powerful to take a preferential option for the poor.

I worked as an NLE from 2011, am a FRSA and help a number of organisations in a non-executive capacity.

I am one of the original @HeadsRoundtable gang and continue to work as a member of the core group.

I adore malt whisky, horse racing, watching The West Wing, and being with my family. My greatest wish would be to buy a barge and live on the canals of England.  On the other hand, spending summers in Umbria is very dear to my heart too.

I have a wonderful saintly, long-suffering husband, a daughter and foster daughter at university, a 17-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter.  Life is noisy and chaotic and lots of fun.

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3 Responses to About

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  2. Abid says:

    Dear Ros,
    It is always wonderful to read your blogs on a regular basis. I particularly enjoyed reading your latest addition “reclaiming management”. The distinction between teacher, leaders and management can so very often bring about difficulties. The amalgamation of these very important entities is vital; to create that one unique “thinking and doing function”.
    Please do keep the blogs surfacing; a treat to read.

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