I’ve sent my second parent Focus newsletter out today. If you would like to receive it you can use the form below or sign up here  Some of you will be parents of children planning for university this Autumn or it’s on the horizon. Here are some resources I thought would be helpful Know Before … Continued

CV advice from the experts

I undertake regular professional training to keep my skills up to date. Recently we had a session where recruiters gave CV advice This is the CV advice you need to read, then look at your CV and make changes. Change the objective statement for a summary Recruiters don’t care about what you want, it should … Continued

Weak Ties – the importance of weak ties

Many years ago (1973!), Mark S Granoveller published an article in the American Journal of Sociology on the Strength of Weak ties. We all know many people and with some we have strong ties, these are our close friends and part of our social network, we understand each other, do things together, we’ve got their … Continued

Learning from the Psychology of Football

This is the first year I’ve followed football. Taken to matches in the Northern Premier League as a child, I rebelled as soon as I could and proclaimed my indifference to football. But this World Cup … I’m gripped! I’m interested in the skill, but also the relationship side – and how the team work … Continued

Recruitment advice from Elon Musk

When asked by an audience member at Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival on what has been his “biggest mistake,” entrepreneur and Tesla/SpaceX founder Elon Musk said? “The biggest mistake, in general, I’ve made, is to put too much of a weighting on someone’s talent and not enough on their personality. And I’ve made … Continued

Parent Focus Newsletter

I’ve sent my first Parent Focus newsletter out today. If you would like to receive it you can sign up here This article will focus on helping our children move on from GCSEs. These exams are important but what will your child do next. The school holidays can be a useful time to invest in … Continued

Career Wisdom – 2 July 2018

Yesterday was the 182nd day of 2018 – exactly halfway through the year. Today is the first Monday of July. A great time to decide you want to do something. This could be related to your career – you want to change jobs, focus on getting promoted, work smarter. Maybe you want to learn something … Continued

Finished your teaching degree? Here is where you can go next…

It’s been a long time, but you’ve finally got there, you’ve graduated from university with a teaching degree. You now have many more options than you may think. With your teaching degree you have opened many doors for yourself when it comes to your chosen career. Simply Education has undertaken some research to give us … Continued

Mono tasking

I used to pride myself on my ability to spin plates – multi tasking was my middle name. I’d have lots of tasks on the go and flit between them. I’d also watch TV on catch up as I checked emails and edited documents. But then I thought; and wondered how it would be if … Continued