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Welcome to my website, a loose collection of blogposts, articles and links to the various things I’m currently involved with.

I am a contributor to the Blue Labour book of essays (insightful reviews in the New Statesman here), and also worked on its close kin, Red Tory. I have written for numerous publications and have been involved in various talks and debates, most of which will find their way back on to here eventually. If you have 15 minutes to spare you can also find me on the BBC here.

I currently work for a federation of Catholic schools in north Cumbria – I have been a middle leader in a secondary school and a senior leader in a primary school, and have given various bits of CPD and support to schools on a range of topics. I’m also on the advisory council for Parents and Teacher for Excellence and can be found on Twitter under the username @Michael_Merrick

Please feel free to dig around the site, or use the search facility if there is anything specific you are looking for.

If you would like to contact me, or are interested in commissioning a piece of writing or other services, please get in touch using the Contact tab at the top of the page.