Andy Kemp

What can we learn about the use of Technology from #COVID19?

By Andy | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comment

Schools are now around 3 weeks into school closures and different attempts at implementing remote learning strategies. Whilst it’s very much still early days, I think it is reasonable for us to begin to reflect on what we might learn from the experience. I’m privileged to be leading a school which had a well established […]

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What is the point of Schools?

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There has been so much talk online about how we must learn from these events, how education must change, and how things will never be the same again… And of course we must learn from these tragic events, but the real question is what are we learning? Responses by schools up and down the country […]

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Resources for Teachers during COVID19 closures

By Andy | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comment

There has been significant generosity shown by many within the education sector to support the continued education of children around the world whilst schools are closed. Below is a list of the resources I’ve found which might be of interest to others: JCS are an aggregator of online resources and are providing free access to […]

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The Art of Creative Thinking – Rod Judkins

By Andy | January 6, 2020 | 0 Comment

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audiobook version of Rod Judkins’ insightful book ‘The Art of Creative Thinking’. It’s a collection of over 80 short chapters each looking at different aspects or examples of creativity and creative thinking. Each chapter consists of only 3-4 pages, or around 3-5mins in the audiobook, each offering an idea […]

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Less, More and None (2020)

By Andy | January 3, 2020 | 2 Comment

I first came across the idea of structuring New Year’s Resolutions, or targets as I prefer to think of them, in the following form on Jamie Michie’s blog last year. The idea is to provide some balance to the typically extreme, and unachievable, resolutions; and ensure a balance of positive changes as well as the […]

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The Importance of Belonging

By Andy | January 2, 2020 | 1 Comment

The idea that schools run essentially on the good will of staff who are willing to go above and beyond their contractural obligations is a concept well established. The real question is why are some so willing to give their time and energy so freely? I recently read an article from the Harvard Business Review […]

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Student Leadership

By Andy | December 2, 2018 | 0 Comment

I believe it’s essential that as schools we think carefully and plan our process for developing the leadership potential in our young people. The ability to lead, and be led, is such a key skill that it can’t be left to chance! I wrote about this, and a conference on student leadership which I put […]

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The Importance of Music in School…

By Andy | September 9, 2018 | 0 Comment

School’s offer a broad range of opportunities and activities to engage and enrich the experience of their students. Each has there place and provide important development opportunities. That’s not to say you can’t develop these skills through different activities (I actually think there’s a huge amount of similarity between the educational value of music as […]

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