Category Archives: School Leadership

This much I know about…how our school’s values underpin how we all behave

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about how our school’s values underpin how we all behave. It is hard to find a colleague … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how the budget squeeze is forcing school leaders to gamble

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about how the budget squeeze is forcing school leaders to gamble. First, some key data. When I … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how we own, we shape and we celebrate our curriculum

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about how we own, we shape and we celebrate our curriculum. My friend and collaborator, Tom Sherrington, … Continue reading

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This much I know about…looking after our own mental health first

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about looking after our own mental health first. On the day we are officially charged by the … Continue reading

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This much I know about…behaviour management, “flattening the grass” and Mary Myatt

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about behaviour management, “flattening the grass” and Mary Myatt. A simple truth: you cannot teach as well … Continue reading

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This much I know about…a fundamental basic of behaviour management

I have been a teacher for 30 years and a head teacher for 15 years, and this much I know about a fundamental basic of behaviour management. We have banned headphones and earphones. We twigged, way after we should have … Continue reading

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This much I know about…an inept attempt to improve students’ literacy skills

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about an inept attempt to improve students’ literacy skills. Implementation rules! About seven years ago we had a … Continue reading

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