January snow & forecasting

Snowday or not? At the weekend we had the first dusting of 2016 snow here in hardy Hertfordshire!  It didn’t last long. It was not enough to make it a #Snowday. No school closures and no bringing the Monday morning traffic to a halt! The weather forecast gave us sufficient warning so we were able … Continued

Back to School!

Back to school shout the news headlines, as children in England prepare to start a new Autumn term. But if our experience is anything to go by, many teachers and school leaders have been working throughout August.  Red Potato have been working with secondary (high) schools in Hertfordshire on a follow up to the East and … Continued

The reason for consultation

The Consultation Institute provides a useful glossary entry on “consultation” It says consultation is “The dynamic process of dialogue between individuals or groups, based upon a genuine exchange of views and with the objective of influencing decisions, policies or programmes of action”   The quote says “genuine exchange”  – how often have we been involved in … Continued