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Making schools 'Covid secure' in the Bi-borough

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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
We all know children are resilient and can adapt with a swiftness many adults struggle to achieve. So, as rules and regulations around lockdown have changed, young people too have had to keep up with the constant shifting and reworking of the way we can and cannot interact in order to keep each other safe.

Take a deep breath

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  • Friday, August 21, 2020
So, writing this in the middle of August makes me think that in many ways this is the moment for taking a deep gulp of fresh air so that we can be prepared for whatever might happen next…

‘Vulnerable’ to over-use

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  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Every field has its favourite words, terms and catchphrases. In the children’s sector, a leading contender has to be the word ‘vulnerable’.

Partnership: a renewed common purpose!

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  • Friday, August 14, 2020
ADCS recently published a discussion paper Building a country that works for all children post Covid-19 which highlights both the challenges and opportunities the pandemic has created for children, families and the services they rely on.

Five tasks for the incoming children’s commissioner

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  • Monday, August 10, 2020
Each regeneration of Doctor Who brings strong visions of the person and role that are shared publicly - that’s the sort of energy we need now that the job of the children’s commissioner for England has been advertised.

A digital bonanza?

I would like to begin this blog by paying tribute to Dave Hill who was my predecessor as director of children’s services in Essex, and a tough act to follow!

Leadership in troubled times

One of the lasting impressions left by my leadership development training with the Staff College was the idea of “Leadership in Troubled Times – from the swamp to the high ground”. This seems even more relevant now in the most volatile and uncertain of times.

Should working from home be the new normal?

During last week’s 2020 ADCS annual conference, colleagues discussed options about how the children’s workforce could return to the office environment which gave much to think about.

Leicester lockdown lingers on

We all sat in front of our screens in Leicester yesterday evening.  Hanging on every word uttered by Matt Hancock in the House of Commons. We were not eagerly expecting good news.