What makes a good leader?

what makes a good leader?

There is a huge industry that has been built up around leadership but actually, what makes a good leader? It would seem that the business or enterprise really doesn’t matter because there are traits in the styles of leadership that can be found in all walks of life. However, I think they have over complicated things. Having the role of […]

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What happens when Ofsted don’t call?

When Ofsted don't call

In the present climate of inspection and judgement, you’d think being left off the list would be manna to a school, but what is it like when Ofsted don’t call?   The preparation We know we shouldn’t teach to the test or even have half an eye on what inspection teams may want, but we all do it. So, each […]

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How can a school performance ruin the curriculum?

school performance

It’s Christmas. The time of presents, glitter, excitement and school performances. It is tradition. Tradition is good. Or is it?   THE performance For many primary schools here in the UK, it will be a nativity play of some sort. It may not be the one with all the carols that you see on TV but it will tell the […]

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Should Christmas in schools be banned?

gift giving in schools

I don’t mean getting rid of Christmas but I have been thinking about presents and I was wondering if there should be a policy about gift giving in schools. Now, this may sound like policy writing gone mad, like in the good old days that if it moved you wrote a policy about it. I don’t mean that and actually, […]

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What do you do when the shoe doesn’t fit?

when the shoes doesn't fit

  I’ll make no apologies for mixing metaphors and similes in this piece as I’m not an English teacher and those of you are can cringe away. Like many of you men and women I like shoes, boots, trainers, sandals, flip flops, well shoes in general, and probably according to my beleaguered other half too many, although for my liking […]

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