Categories
Personal Reflection School Sport

#Relearn 2: Change

Relearn is a community of narrative inquiry. A belief that storytelling is one, if not the fundamental unit, that accounts for human experiences. Once again I ventured to a coffee bar in Marlow to listen and tell stories about sport. Those who sat around the table, from high performance to grass roots participation, came to […]

Categories
School Sport

Sports Day – A traditional approach

Sports Day is a highlight of the school calendar. It is a time for celebration, of competition and of bringing the whole school together in something other than the pursuit of academic success. If done well it can build a sense of belonging and place within the school, aspire students to take up athletics or […]

Categories
Personal Reflection

The platitude of Excellence

For the last two years in my school I have the heard the word ‘excellence’ mentioned at every start of every term. It is what my school aspires to. It is what as a teacher I must deliver through my teaching. I must demand it from my students in their learning and in turn they […]

Categories
School Sport

Developing Culture, Legacy and Ethos through School Sport

This summer I followed the CPD advice of an influential edu-blogger and ‘read a book’. One of the many books I spent reading was Legacy, 15 lessons in Leadership. James Kerr, the author, got the privilege in 2010 to spend around 5 weeks in a training camp with the All Blacks. He got to speak […]