Tag Archives: Headteacher

What they don’t tell you about headship…..Part 1.

I’ve been reflecting on my journey as a head lately….thinking back through the last five years that I have been in post at my current school. Before headship I had been a deputy in a larger two form entry school … Continue reading

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Headship…..not a lonely place…..

Dame Alison Peacock said something at the last #LearningFirst event at Canterbury Christ Church University that struck a chord with me.  She said something along the lines of headship not being a lonely place because of the team that she … Continue reading

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21 Days to form new habits? Starting 2017 the way we mean to go on!

They say that it takes 21 days (based on what Maxwell Maltz suggested) to form new habits, though new research from UCL states that the new magic time period is 66 days, but either way, in the grand scheme of things, … Continue reading

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Are you an ‘extraordinary’ leader?

Having read a few @staffrm blogs and various Tweets today, it has reminded me of the importance of being ‘true to oneself’.  Often, we find ourselves in situations where our persona changes, or we alter our personality to fit the … Continue reading

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Where did the ‘learning’ go?

Teachers are entering a brave new world. Assessment should begin looking very different to when we lived in a ‘level’s’ world. Formative assessment should interweave every lesson, where the ‘feedback’ from pupils helps teachers to deliver focused and specific lessons … Continue reading

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Teaching pupils how to give feedback…

As part of Assessment for Learning, the use of peer and self evaluation has become a standard part of classroom practice.  However, is it being done effectively and actually helping children progress in their work? Di Pardoe gave our school a … Continue reading

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