Category Archives: BSA

Taking the lead: board meeting

Headteachers of both state and private boarding schools held their annual gathering recently. What do you need for a good conference? A good hotel, great food, convivial company and star speakers. Apart from losing education secretary Michael Gove at the last minute, the Boarding Schools’ Association, of which 38 are state boarding schools, did well… Read More »

Back in the USA

All very well to plan to blog on a Monday, not so easy when Monday finds you at a Global Symposium (an interesting distinction – not a Conference) in Georgetown, which is cheek-by-jowl with Washington DC.  I was asked had I travelled with Cameron (no. . .) and did I enjoy sharing a platform with… Read More »

Category: BSA

Back on track

Oops – missed a week.  Apologies!  I do know that a blog should be current and it does not look good to go silent, especially when you’re not even on holiday – but last week just ran away from me.  Actually, in the nicest possible way.  Spent Wednesday visiting Lichfield Cathedral School and revisiting old… Read More »


It’s half term, and the phones really do go quiet, and there is a lot less email traffic.  Probably because quick holidays are being grabbed not just by personnel in our schools, but also by everyone else we work with – in Government and in other Associations – because their families also have half term. … Read More »