I can’t help but think maybe it’s time that schools went back to being places of education, where parents supported the school and the government supported parents with the other stuff.
It was not the journey they thought they would be taking but my airline is very flexible & is used to last minute changes.
I have seen good leaders make bad decisions because one lone blade of grass cannot resist the force of the wind.
The greatest accomplishment for a Stoic, was living a virtuous life regardless of the circumstances. As leaders It is important to adhere to our values, even when life is most challenging.
No longer needed in front-line education for the duration and facing dire financial straits as I was apparently one of thousands who didn’t fit the Government’s furlough or support schemes, I stared into the abyss and wondered how one earth I was going to get myself and my family through.
They control their fear and anxiety and just keep showing up, doing what they can to serve, not just their student populations, but the communities within which they sit.
As we paint rainbows of hope, donate parcels to our local food banks and clap for our carers, we are recognising that our actions and behaviours have a life changing impact on others.
Far from engendering a feeling of relief, the lack of direction left me feeling anxious and cast adrift.
Our jobs are tough too – we need to be courageous for our children, young people, staff and families that we serve.
Lockdown leadership is about being humans, in all its messy glory.