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The ‘hurt’ of professional failure

  After arriving at the training ground at 5 a.m., as usual, David Moyes was informed at 7.30 a.m. that his services would no longer be required by Manchester United Football Club.  Ten months earlier, he had arrived at a pinnacle of his profession.  Now he was spinning earthwards, in free fall! I have a


What makes an outstanding school?

I was fortunate to visit a school recently which had come from being in ‘Special Measures’ to being judged as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ in less than five years.  A story like that makes me want to ask, ‘What was the method?  What is the trick?’  If I could bottle it, I’d give the elixir