CEO Blog

Welcome to my blog where I will be sharing personal reflections,  aspects of my current thinking and presenting overall ideologies.  I hope that you will find it helpful in gaining some insight into the overall principles that guide and direct the day-to-day running of the Trust.  Enjoy!

Peter Burnley.

  • 07 Sep 2020

  • 06 Mar 2019

    Schools are only a reflection of the communities in which they serve

    I’ve felt for some time that we live in an era where people seem to apportion blame to anyone but themselves, and take little or no personal responsibility for their actions. It doesn’t help that we don’t have particularly good role models in society.  Politics for example, where dualistic thinking (I’m right, you’re wrong) seems […]

  • 07 Jun 2018


    Leadership  ……. in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control. —Margaret Wheatley, researcher of organizational behavior. Living in the ‘here and now’ provides a great training opportunity for leadership as it enables us to […]

  • 06 Jun 2018


    Transformation ‘All meaningful and lasting change begins on the inside and works it way out.  ‘ Lou Tice – Founder of the Pacific Institute.  In moments of insecurity and crisis, ‘shoulds’ and “oughts’ don’t really help; they just increase the shame, guilt, pressure, and likelihood of things getting worse. It’s the deep ‘yeses’ that carry […]

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