School crossings – a cut too far?

A news item this morning brought more worrying news for some schools. Apparently, some councils are considering getting rid of school crossing patrols or lollypop men and women to you and me,  in a bid to save some money. Having been the head of a school that needed four such bodies, I was rather concerned.  ‘The Lollypop’ has for decades […]

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School-based teacher training – yes?

As the debate about the White Paper moves into the frenetic stage, I was pondering about the training teachers in school bit. Now, this post is not about the rights and wrongs of such a policy. That is for the many other commentators out there. No, I wanted to think about what the implications may be. What training would be […]

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Lessons disrupted – again!

Yet again disruptive behaviour seems to have reared its ugly head! An experienced speaker, positive, upbeat person and ex deputy head Sue Atkins was really distressed that even her normal ‘I can get them to listen’ approach failed today when she was speaking to a group of youngsters about how to beat bullying. She came away questioning whether society is […]

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Governor’s Corner #3

This space is about and for school governors, one of the most underrated sections of leadership in our schools today. It is here for you to share so please leave a comment with your views and any topics you might like to explore! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The SEF is gone – glad or sad? In recent weeks there has been an audible […]

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