Online community events in the Covid age – an experiment in digital fundraising

As mentioned in my SMART fundraising post, I believe that fundraising efforts have the most success when they offer something in return. I’m excited to report that working with Ed 2 – Parents united learning community, I had the perfect opportunity to put my framework to the test! This article is a longform write-up ofContinue reading “Online community events in the Covid age – an experiment in digital fundraising”

Talking activism and electoral reform with David Miliband, Kate Garvey, Lisa Nandy and Gayle Smith

Another brilliant event from Tortoise media – hosting a summit on global leadership at a time when it is incredibly important. I asked David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee & Kate Garvey, co-founder of Project Everyone, for what we can do at home to aid the cause of the sustainable development goals. My questionContinue reading “Talking activism and electoral reform with David Miliband, Kate Garvey, Lisa Nandy and Gayle Smith”

Emotionality and Disordered Eating; Why helping children understand and process their emotionality is key

By Food Freedom Coach Chloe Jane Prince The hardest part of my journey was when I sat across in the garden from my mum, and told her I couldn’t live anymore. I thought I had healed my eating disorder, but it was about so much more than the food. Many people believe that disordered eating,Continue reading “Emotionality and Disordered Eating; Why helping children understand and process their emotionality is key”

Confident maths lessons at home: a guide for parents with Lucy Rycroft-Smith, hosted by founder Russell Wellbeing

Maths is a subject that can often cause parents and children alike to recoil in fear. I would love to say that this is an undeserved reputation, but given the trauma many experience during their school maths lessons, that just isn’t true. But maths isn’t intrinsically distressing, and being in charge of your child’s mathsContinue reading “Confident maths lessons at home: a guide for parents with Lucy Rycroft-Smith, hosted by founder Russell Wellbeing”

Common decency prevails as students and teachers speak out over A level results

Yesterday, whilst students took to the streets to protest, I was listening to Edward Snowden on Joe Rogan’s podcast. I found myself endlessly fascinated by his story. I see similarities between his journey in the intelligence service and mine in teaching. His family came from a military service background, mine from a political and educationalContinue reading “Common decency prevails as students and teachers speak out over A level results”

What really went wrong with exams 2020? By Debra Kidd

I write this in the time between the release of A Level and GCSE results and media attention is at fever pitch. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? How can we put it right? There are all kinds of questions to be answered and much better mathematicians than I can analyse the flaws in theContinue reading “What really went wrong with exams 2020? By Debra Kidd”

Bestselling Author Matthew Haig speaks out for mental health education reform

Tortoise Media continue to organise and host incredible events – this time allowing Tortoise members to have a conversation with bestselling author Matthew Haig. Matthew has just released his latest novel “The Midnight Library” today, which has jumped straight to the top of my reading list, prioritised over the novel I am currently in theContinue reading “Bestselling Author Matthew Haig speaks out for mental health education reform”

Speaking up for enterprise to the Shadow Chancellor

Tortoise Media continue to host absolutely incredible events. The events that they put together are worth far more than their subscription fee, and they have a free trial, student options and more! I got the chance to speak to Anneliese Dodds and put forward the case for a more compassionate and supportive employment system. MyContinue reading “Speaking up for enterprise to the Shadow Chancellor”

Founder Russell Wellbeing speaking at the first Global Schools Alliance conference

I am currently at their second conference and was reminded that I was at their first! This was the first educational conference that I attended! First question 1.32.30, second question 1:44:00. Ignore the beard. Global Schools Alliance is an incredible organisation doing tremendous work in this world. The entire world is dedicated to finding everContinue reading “Founder Russell Wellbeing speaking at the first Global Schools Alliance conference”

Wednesday inspiration!

Wednesday is a tricky one. For some people it is known as hump day – where you have gotten over the worst and it’s downhill from there. It always felt draining as a teacher, the point where my weekly admin would start to overflow. But since starting my own business every day is an amazingContinue reading “Wednesday inspiration!”