Mike Fairclough

Mike Fairclough

Author

Mike Fairclough is the Headmaster of West Rise Junior School in East Sussex and author of “Playing With Fire”. Over the years, his initiatives at the school have received national and international acclaim and have been featured on the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and in most of the national newspapers. He teaches his pupils countryside management skills, such as using shotguns, lighting fires and fishing and manages over 120 acres of farmland attached to the school. The pupils, most of which are from deprived backgrounds, exceed all academic targets by the time they leave the school. Mike was trained in Fine Art, at Hornesy School of Art, prior to becoming a teacher. These formative years influenced his creative approach to education and writing and inspired his unconventional approach to life. He lives in East Sussex and in London with his wife and four children.

Mike Fairclough @westrisejunior

@EstelleLovatt @BobandRoberta @SadiqKhan @CNN "WE ARE ALL BORN ARTISTS" - Picasso

"Nobody is born a Philistine" - @SadiqKhan

"Can you spare a pound for our #CreativeCarersPatreon?" - @NickCorston

"Be part of our #AimHigh20 Festival" - @ChrisDysonHT

More here: http://www.steamco.org.uk

#books #quotesoftheday @HayHouseUK "Wild Thing: Embracing Childhood Traits in Adulthood for a Happier, More Carefree Life" new book by Mike Fairclough

Imagination is the key! Wild Thing, published by @hayhouseuk out soon! #booklover #book #gratitudeattitude #resilience #wildthing

"My #optimism is rooted in #gratitude for the life that I already have and for my future life imagined and intentionally created."
That's what Mike Fairclough @westrisejunior told @victorperton @Centre4Optimism @case4optimism

To work with a ‘live’ audience this morning with a room full of delegates in Brisbane was really quite emotional... to see people gathered together! #Optimism #PostCovid

A brilliant cover feature this week in @tes by Martin Leigh - what if we aimed to teach way beyond the attainment level of the class, would there be chaos and failure? He ran a test to see over four weeks whether his Year 7s could master some university level work...

“#Optimism relies on #gratitude. And gratitude is refreshed by optimism."
That's what @PaulLevins told @victorperton

More @Centre4Optimism https://www.centreforoptimism.com/Voices-for-Gratitude-and-Optimism including @Dr_Oli_Jones @RaeSnape @Freya_MacMillan @Diane_iaccm @westrisejunior @drkellyallen @PabloCilotta

My new book, "Wild Thing: Embracing Childhood Traits in Adulthood for a Happier, More Carefree Life" pre-order for under £10. Delivered to your door (29th Dec). #books #mentalhealth #readingcommunity fantastic endorsements by @mikedooley and others in link https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1788176286/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_apa_fabt1_edJUFb2A7909G

Humbling and beautiful words from a pillar and legend of the Education world. @AnnMroz Rocks! 💖

Some personal news: after seven wonderful years, I will be stepping down as editor in December. It's been a huge privilege leading @tes. I am so proud of our two magazines and the news website, but what I am most proud of is the incredible editorial team behind them

Some of the finest journalists in the country (if we say so ourselves) have curated the best educational news stories for you right here 👇

https://www.tes.com/news

What do you think of the new @RollingStone feature on UFO pop culture by @StephenRodrick? Have you read it? It’s over 10k words & I’m curious how it’s being received.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/aliens-real-ufo-area-51-nevada-pentagon-history-1046067/

@G_Knapp + @JoeRogan + @DaveSFoley + @RobbieWilliams

#UFO
#PopCulture
#RollingStone

I spotted this excellent example of witches’ broom on my walk this afternoon.
Folklore tells that they are the brooms of witches that flew too close to the tree and got caught. I’ve included a scientific explanation in photo 2.
You decide which is the most likely
🧙 🧹 🌲

"What makes me #optimistic? That random acts of human #kindness come from the places you least expect them at the times you need them most!"
That's what Diane Kilkenny @Diane_iaccm @worldcc_ told @victorperton @centre4optimism

More Kindness and #Optimism
https://www.centreforoptimism.com/Kindness-and-Optimism

TONIGHT: Tune in now to @coasttocoastam to hear a discussion with @g_knapp @jamescfox and two of the now grown up students from the famous encounter at Ariel School in Zimbabwe https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2020-11-21-show/#.X7oAAkWbkus.twitter

👇 https://twitter.com/westrisejunior/status/1330447596234661891

One for the Christmas List... https://twitter.com/westrisejunior/status/1330447596234661891

🤩👏👏👏⭐️ https://twitter.com/westrisejunior/status/1330447596234661891

My new book, "Wild Thing: Embracing Childhood Traits in Adulthood for a Happier, More Carefree Life" pre-order for under £10. Delivered to your door (29th Dec). #books #mentalhealth #readingcommunity fantastic endorsements by @mikedooley and others in link https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1788176286/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_apa_fabt1_edJUFb2A7909G

Luna and Star, expert chicken rounderupers!