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The SGIS Three Campus Model: Sustainable Approach to Critical Work

The  St. George’s Independent School (SGIS) organizational model is unique, and often in my short tenure as Head of School, I have been asked by colleagues around the country about how all the moving parts work together. 1,139 more words

Power of the Mantra: The Tagline Boomerang

I walked into my boyfriend’s bedroom for the first time. It wasn’t what you think, so if you’ve already gone there, you are going to be disappointed. 1,026 more words



The recent Green Paper, sets out proposals to increase selection in the maintained sector. It aims, through increasing selection, to make more good school places available, improving choice , driving up attainment which in turn will improve social mobility. 1,801 more words

Independent Schools

Independent schools and social mobility: no easy answers

Geoff Whitty and Emma Wisby. 

There’s now just under a month for people to give their views on the government’s schools green paper proposals. If the impassioned public debate it has generated is anything to go by, Department for Education officials will have a lot of consultation responses to read. 1,189 more words

Education Policy

Why I Bring My Camera Everywhere

One of the first lessons I learned when I started my career at The Rivers School was that rarely, if ever, was there not something going on that was worth remembering.  304 more words

Independent School Storytelling

Election Day and Civility Stress

At the end of this post I have included an excerpt from my email to faculty and staff today, as well as a “Prayer for Civil Debate”, which I wrote for an assembly in which students debated key issues during the 2012 Presidential Campaign. 846 more words

TWO, FIVE, TEN Revisited: A Change Management Framework

Last week I participated in a meeting hosted by Hawken School in Cleveland, Ohio. I worked at Hawken for four years as Upper School Director, and much of what I have learned about change management comes directly from that experience. 982 more words