Mar 31, 2021
After all the platitudes about how important schools are and all the promises that we'd be prioritised for a vaccine, sure what better way to show that gratitude by pulling it all away? However, how did we get into this situation where the government feel they can walk all over us and, in the end, will I turn out to be...
Feb 4, 2021
After a month of bickering, taking sides and spinning public health advice, the unions and the DES got back to the table to try and partially reopen schools. Guidance was issued last night and I go through it page by page and figure out what has changed.
Jan 26, 2021
In this episode I try and explain why Live Zoom Lessons are not the holy grail many people think they are. I also ponder as to why the very people wanting them tend to be the same people that were giving out about screen time in schools a couple of years ago.
Jan 22, 2021
The thing that has struck me most about the debate around the reopening and even the partial reopening of schools is the fact that everyone involved in the discussions, whether it’s the government, the union, or even the various advocacy groups is that all of them share the same goal to get schools open as quickly as...
Jan 20, 2021
What a mess! The last few weeks have shown the worst examples of leadership from people who are supposed to look out for school staff, the pupils and their families. In this episode, I try to explore why we're in this mess and what we need to do to get out of it.