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Ofsted….The Visit….They came and they went….

So, Ofsted finally came.  This is now my fifth year of headship – the last inspection was in November 2012, the year before I started, so we waited a full five years for their return. We knew they were imminent, … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Kindness Can Change Everything….

This week, our whole school community learnt about kindness.  But, we really learnt..we learnt how we really can impact people’s lives with small acts of kindness, how kindness ripples, and the more we do for people, the more they will … Continue reading

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When will schools learn?

There was a very interesting discussion and debate on the teaching and learning culture in schools and how it impacts on staff morale and wellbeing on @ukedchat tonight. Discussion came up about how schools expect so much of teachers, but … Continue reading

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The “joy of the struggle”……

“So when parents say – as they often do- ‘I just want my child to be happy’, here is one of the best pieces of advice.  Help them, and get their schools to help them, to discover what it is that … Continue reading

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Teaching children ‘how’ to learn….

I have begun reading, “The Learning Powered School” by Guy Claxton, Maryl Chambers, Graham Powell and Bill Lucas.  As you can probably tell, I’m doing a lot of reading and researching around ‘learning’. Learning is central and core to everything … Continue reading

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#LoveTeaching…Why I’m Here and Why I’ll Stay…

I’m responding today to the #LoveTeaching theme.  How I came to be in teaching and why I love it… Teaching wasn’t what I had imagined when I was in high school.  I thought I was going to be the next … 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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