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!
I have been a Patron of the Children's University for several years, and the Palazzo Strozzi, in Florence, Italy, where I live and work as its Director, was Italy's first Learning Destination.Read More
Over the next 12 months or so you will be able to read blogs from a whole variety of Children's University Trustees, Patrons, Friends, CU Managers, Headteachers, Teachers, Governors, Higher and Further Education, Business, Parents, other Partners, Members of the Public ... Oh yes, and children of course!Read More
One of the key ingredients for business success is … ?
If somebody asked you what is the most crucial aspect of business (in its widest sense of the word) to focus on to ensure success, what would you say?Read More
A few personal thoughts …
It is undeniable that the gap in performance between schools containing disproportionate numbers of disadvantaged children and schools containing better-off young people has in reality only slightly narrowed in recent years.Read More
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