Bottom school comes top after I leave it

We should glow with today’s news that our allegedly worst school in the UK now finds itself top of the league table of most improved schools. It’s great to hear how Sir John Cass & Redcoat Foundation school has earned this good press and it’s great to note that there are different measures of a good school. ‘Cass’ is one of my local schools. Just keeping afloat here is a major achievement, but getting ahead is fantastic news and hope that maybe the destiny of any school isn’t just a measure of its pupil intake but something to do with the staff.

The fact that I cut my teeth here as head of chemistry and ICT makes me incredibly smug – though the fact that it’s massively improved since I left has entered my head. Still this was news to enjoy. The language of success