Monthly Archives: August 2012

Educational Leadership and the Community, ed by Gelsthorpe and West-Burnham: helping schools move from being ‘schools in the community’ to ‘schools of the community’

My secondary school years were spent at a school called Oathall Community College.  At the time, I didn’t really take much notice of its name or that it had the word ‘community’ in it.  It was just the school that I went … Continue reading

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The Pea and the Princess: an endearing twist on a well-known fairytale plus a lovely Princess and the Pea sewing project from Mollie Makes

 From pod to palace – the real story of the princess and the pea…” I love it when writers come up with an original twist on a well-known fairytale and you can’t get more original than Mini Grey’s take on … Continue reading

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The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket: A Wonderful Tale Celebrating Difference by John Boyne

“That’s just not normal, that”. But what exactly is normal and who, if anyone, has the right to decide what is normal?  Your parents, your wider family, your friends, your teachers, society? Where do we learn what is ‘normal’ and from … Continue reading

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