Hi my name is Roma Dhameja and just over a year ago I started this blog anonymously to test ideas about school leadership. At the time I couldn’t find a lot of material for those in education Leadership who were not Heads so decided to contribute to the wonderful wealth of materials available online. I kept it anonymous because I didn’t want my ideas to be seen as a reflection of the Trust I work for thus allowing me to write freely and play with ideas online. However, over time I started working with the wonderful education community online and particularly on Twitter, sharing ideas and the idea of being anonymous just became unnecessary.
In 2020/2021 it became apparent to me that Leadership really wasn’t for me. I was lucky enough to be mentored by wonderful people but it didn’t bring me any joy and what’s more is it took me out of the classroom and I hated that. I love teaching Business and Economics and I just wasn’t doing much of that anymore. Therefore I decided to hand in my notice and ask to teach part time. Why part time? Well I thought I may as well take this opportunity to try out some new ventures, write a few books that have been going around in my head and start a few other projects.
Whilst doing this I’ve found my joy in teaching and the curriculum again which is what has led me to my most recent series of blogs about what we teach students about money.
So what now?
Well I’m not entirely sure and although that scared the life out of me at first I’ve settled into it and find it quite thrilling. I have spent a year trying different things, writing, sewing listening to a range of podcasts to get more informed and to be honest brave and well it’s time for me to see how I can take some of my ideas and create them into sources of revenue so that I can continue to do what I love, which is teaching and explore things outside school at the same time.