Ros hits the high notes…Not a fluffed note and it makes me wonder…what if? Ros? I know you love your job, but if you went into politics I’d follow you.
I don’t think it is a secret that I am a Labour Party member. You have a simple choice as a public sector leader: you can worry that you risk your employer and your community discriminating against you as a result of your political affiliation, or you can decide that those risks are outweighed by other factors. So my political affiliations have never been hidden from anyone. I don’t think the DfE have penalised my organisation as a result of my political affiliations and I don’t believe they ever would.
I’ve been a Labour Party member since 1977 aged 15. That’s a long time. At one time in the mid 1990s I contemplated looking to stand in a marginal constituency, but then I got a Deputy Headship and began to have a lot less time for political work. By the time we won the 1997 election I was expecting my first baby and knew what I wanted…
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