The One Page School Improvement Plan

Title: Primary School Heads: The One Page School Improvement Plan Led by: Headteacher Dan File Date: Thursday 20th May at 3:45pm Aimed at: Primary school heads, deputies and governors How to book: Register here to attend Chance to learn from head teacher Dan File about how he took his school improvement plan from forty pages to one and how that one page now drives […]

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Sunday Smiles!

Here is the latest ‘freebie email’ from Pooky Knightsmith! ############################## Hello!  Happy Sunday… This week’s free course is: Suicide: How to Support During Crisis Moments Next week’s free live webinars: Secondary School Heads: Leading on Behaviour in the Current Context DSL: Safeguarding Update Creative Education Online Training: What, Why, How? Free webinar playbacks: Leading Your Staff Towards a Better Life-Work […]

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Call for papers from CCT

Impact issue 11: Call for papers Ends on September 23, 2020 For the next issue of Impact, publishing in spring 2021, we are seeking papers focusing on recruitment, retention, professional learning and career progression in teaching, including school leadership. Topics can include, but are not limited to: Recruitment, initial teacher education and supporting early career teachers Equality and diversity in teaching and […]

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Distant Leadership

For a ‘hands on, roll your sleeves up, get in there’ type of person, having to support schools from a distance has been challenging. As a chair of governors there should always be an element of standing back but never as far away as in recent weeks. How do I feel? Well, we were due to go to Singapore, New […]

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This is how we look when we lead

This post was written as part of a series of articles featured on Nourished Collective where the theme is described as ‘the intersection between women’s identities and leadership.’ Unfortunately, I missed the deadline so I am sharing it here. Do visit the Nourished Collective which is a community for ethical teachers and leaders, passionate about nourishing classrooms and corridors,  playgrounds […]

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5 Top tips to tackle maths anxiety in the classroom

  Maths anxiety affects adults and children across the UK. It can be particularly problematic in primary learning where attitudes to maths are just being formed. Recent research has found that ten percent of children suffer from “overwhelming negative emotions” towards maths which impacts their confidence in class and at home. Oxford University Press is committed to finding ways to make everyone […]

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How to cope with starting secondary school

Cerys Griffiths, Creative Director of BBC Education talks about why BBC Bitesize is supporting secondary transition and the new resources for teachers In September around 752,500 children will move up to secondary school across the UK. The transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time for many young people, but it can also be a daunting prospect. Research […]

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31 Days of Kindness

Now that the festivities are over, why not continue to spread the season of happiness & helping others? Lyra & Ellie are two Year 4 girls, daughters of Pooky & Tom Hesmondhalgh who have decided helping others is a key to happiness. They have a daily 2-minute clip over on Twitter, YouTube & Instagram setting a prompt for you. Here’s a […]

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