Last weekend, I listened to Hannah Wilson’s interview with Maria Brosnan for The Pursuit of Wellbeing podcast – well worth 36 minutes of anyone’s time, I would… Read more “On the subject of ‘exit interviews’”
Let it go….
I remember at an early stage of my career, when I was a relatively young leader, reading Winifred Holtby’s novel, ‘South Riding’, about a young female headmistress… Read more “Let it go….”
Stepping up…. Advice
I have been delighted to provide resources for Mary Myatt’s CPD platform: ‘Myatt & Co’ – short videos on managing challenging conversations, moving into Middle Leadership, and… Read more “Stepping up…. Advice”
Which teachers inspired YOU, as a pupil?
And what did that teach you about what matters most in teaching? A couple of years ago, I recorded a short piece for the DfE in which… Read more “Which teachers inspired YOU, as a pupil?”
Just before Christmas I read an interesting article in TES magazine entitled ‘How to say a proper thank you to your staff’. Helen Amass interviewed a number… Read more “Showing appreciation”
As we reach the final days of December, writing the traditional ‘nurture’ post provides me with an opportunity to reflect on the year which is ending, and… Read more “#Nurture 20/21”
The Power of Connection
This is the script of my keynote for #TMUKEduStories on 10th December 2020. I chose to talk about The Power of Connection. Many thanks to the hosts… Read more “The Power of Connection”
Heads and Senior Leaders: are they welcome in the staffroom?
Last weekend I posted a short poll: ‘A young woman who was a pupil at the school where I was head has just secured her first SLT… Read more “Heads and Senior Leaders: are they welcome in the staffroom?”
Heads – how many hats?
On 30th October 2020, tes magazine featured an article by Stuart Lock, former head, now CEO of Advantage Schools. I met Stuart several years ago, at the… Read more “Heads – how many hats?”
This blog post is based on a #LeadMeet online presentation I gave for Haberdashers’ Aske’s Schools – the Boys’ and Girls’ schools – on Monday 9th November… Read more “Challenging Conversations”