school leadership

Leading Literacy… And Purposeful Professional Development

This short blog series is targeted at literacy leaders – either Literacy Coordinators, Reading Leads, or Curriculum Deputies – with a key role in leading literacy to ensure that pupils access the curriculum and succeed in meeting the academic demands of school.  Picture the scene: it is the first school day of the new year …

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Leading Literacy… And Perennial Problems

This short series is targeted at literacy leaders – either Literacy Coordinators, Reading Leads, or Curriculum Deputies etc. – with a key role in leading literacy to ensure that pupils access the curriculum and succeed in meeting the academic demands of school.  The old African proverb goes that it takes a village to raise a …

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Teacher Burnout

Last week the Department for Education released their research on teacher workload. With little fanfare, it noted that teachers were working on average over fifty hours a week. Let’s not get started on the loosely titled ‘holidays‘ (make certain to annoy any teacher within a five mile radius with a comment vaguely resembling: “but at …

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Can Chip and Dan Heath Help Improve Your School?

Elephants, riders and paths…just more management and consultant jargon surely? We have a class to teach – a department to run – a school to improve. Let’s leave all that nonsense to corporate team building weekends, where people get irretrievably lost finding their inner elephant – for a premium fee! Only this book about change …

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