Sleep and education go hand-in-hand, says Dr Bernard Trafford. We can’t teach them if they haven’t slept well…

It’s a funny old world we inhabit nowadays, one in which everyone is an expert – and no-one.

Take, for example, former chancellor George Osborne who, it turns out, has discovered a talent for journalism and will edit the Evening Standard: its owner, Evgeny Lebedev, was reportedly over the moon at achieving such a catch.

Clearly this is part of a pattern. Now my forthcoming retirement in the summer is common knowledge, I’m expecting offers to flood in: from Arsenal, perhaps, to replace Arsene Wenger (after all, he’s six years older than I am); then there’s deputy director of MI5 (the current holder’s moving to GCHQ): and is there still an opening for a new ambassador to the US given that Nigel Farage was deemed unsuitable?

Register now, read forever

Thank you for visiting SecEd and reading some of our content for professionals in secondary education. Register now for free to get unlimited access to all content.

What's included:

  • Unlimited access to news, best practice articles and podcast

  • New content and e-bulletins delivered straight to your inbox every Monday and Thursday


Already have an account? Sign in here