Following my blog this week This a more elegant take on the same thing.
I love the song ‘Piece of my heart’, first recorded in 1967 by Erma Franklin. In fact, I think this song should be the headteacher’s anthem. It captures perfectly the ebb and flow of the strength that is required in school leadership. It beautifully illustrates the juxtaposition of other people’s expectations versus your own capacity and determination. I can think of no other time, in my professional life, where a feeling of being drained manages to, in of itself, provide me with the fight to carry on.
Didn’t I make you feel like you were the only man,
Didn’t I give you everything that a woman possibly can.
But the more of the love I give you, it’s never enough.
Well I’m gonna show you baby, a woman can be tough.
Don’t we all love our schools? Aren’t we all, every day, turning up because we care? I know I…
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