Month: September 2018

Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup!

The Ryder Cup is probably my favourite sporting event! It’s when the 12 best golfers in Europe take on the 12 best players in the USA in a 3 day event often producing some of the most sublime golf imagineable. Players will often talk about how the highlights of their career are at the Ryder …

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Yateley School – 50th anniversary celebrations

James was delighted to play a part in the week long celebrations at Yateley School in Surrey where he addressed all pupils, staff, governors and the Lord Mayor! One of the governors commented on James’s presentation saying “it was understated yet utterly inspirational.”  Yateley School is a large secondary state school which acquired specialist status in …

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Good enough…

I have just returned from spending a few days in the South East, staying with my sister who is a teacher at an all girls prep school in the Thames valley. She and I, as we always do, spent lots of time talking about schools and education. She came out with a wonderful expression which …

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Matthew Syed

A lunch with Matthew Syed

James enjoyed meeting the journalist, author and broadcaster Matthew Syed for lunch in London on Monday.  Matthew has recently written the children’s book entitled ‘You are Awesome’ which shares many of the messages of ‘I Can and I Am’.  James was delighted to receive the following tweet from Matthew following their meeting: ‘Wonderful to meet …

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Meeting at Jamie's Farm

A real treat today meeting Jamie and Jill from the wonderful ‘Jamie’s Farm’ near Bath.  What an outstanding charity doing such great work with so many similar messages to ‘I Can & I Am’.  Watch this space for many future collaborations we hope!

Education: We are not pushing academic robots, but leading out human beings. Teachers must make sure they are doing the right job

I remember my first PGCE essay title which many of us probably had to write:“what is education?” I think we all went straight to the derivation of the word ‘education’ and found that ‘educere’ is the Latin verb meaning ‘to lead out’. I feel strongly that we must not lose sight of this. As I …

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