Children's University Blog
Who would have thought it - a Children's University blog?! It seems like a good idea to use this communication vehicle and stay in touch with the real world out there and inform, update, question and remind...! So, here we go!
A few personal thoughts …
It is undeniable that the gap in performance between schools
disproportionate numbers of disadvantaged children and schools containing
better-off young people has in reality only slightly narrowed in recent years.
Missed it ...
The New Year's resolution was a blog every month … so that's that one gone - just!Read More
Happy New Year! And what a great start to 2013 we are having …Read More
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013
Another year gone … well, nearly! I thought it would be good to have a bit of a look back - month by month and remind ourselves how special 2012 has been!Read More
And the winner is ...
And the winner is … All the children and young people who are 'signed up' to their local Children's Universities …!!!!!!
It was great to receive The Third Sector Excellence Award 2012 a few weeks ago - 'Small Charity, Big Achiever' … it is brilliant to feel proud of what so many of us achieve collectively!Read More
On 31st March 1988 I left my very first school where I had worked as a teacher (and loved it!): Taverham High School, just outside Norwich. I said my goodbyes to children, parents and colleagues and moved on (to Winifred Holtby School in Hull). One of the colleagues I said goodbye to was Keith Bartley, Senior Teacher. 24 ½ years later, on 3rd September 2012 in Adelaide, Australia, I said hello again to Keith...Read More
Happy Olympics ..!
The excitement is everywhere … from the bridges across the Tyne in Newcastle to Old Trafford and from Harpfield Primary School in Stoke to the Royal Holloway University in London, from Service Children's Education in Germany to Knockloughrim Primary School's community in Northern Ireland, from Borders to Douglas and from Cardiff to … well everywhere really!Read More
Ooh aah … raise the bar
How good of Eric to drop by and say "Bonjour" last week! Many thanks to all of the Children's University professionals who attended our one day summer gathering at The Theatre of Dreams in Manchester … the thing just grows and grows!Read More
Friendships are better than normal ships
This card arrived a few days ago and I wanted to share it with you a) because I think it's fab and b) because it's true …! And talking about friends …Read More
Happy 5th Birthday
16th April 2007 … and five years on! Many thanks to all who have travelled with us, either all the way or part of it. And Happy Birthday of course!Read More