About me…

As an educator with 23 years experience in the English post-16 system, from classroom teacher to senior leader, I have spent all my career working with and being subjected to the ever changing accountability system.

This blog was originally produced for my MA (Education Leadership &
Management). It’s purpose was to gather research evidence inspired
predominantly by the later work of Michel Foucault –
particularly that on power, discourse, governmentality and ethics.

The blog will now be used to continue to record of my journey of revelation and resistance, utilising Foucault’s toolbox but also taking inspiration
from Dewey and Freire as the interlink between education, politics, democracy and philosophy is examined.

Blogging is generally under-utilised as a research tool, but offers a space
where resistance or “counter conduct” can take place, where

…the control, surveillance and repression of the dominant are
least able to reach…

So I continue here with my thoughts and hope to be joined by contributors who consider themselves

…close confidants who share similar experiences of domination (Scott , 1990).