Headteachers interested in filling vacancies at their school can take part in free iday events coming soon.
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Headteachers from across the country are coming together at BAFTA this month to tackle the key issues facing schools in the UK. ‘HeadRoom’, hosted by education charity FILMCLUB, will be a series of forums looking at education in the UK and helping schools share knowledge in providing the best start in life for Britain’s schoolchildren. A [...]
As a school leader you have four main roles; to plan and make decisions, communicate to others, build relationships and manage the performance of your team/school which in my opinion can be the most challenging of them all. The style of management you choose to use in any given situation is governed by two things, [...]
Many leadership teams focus on strategy, marketing and their finances but it’s their lack of teamwork that let’s them down. The reason that teamwork is often overlooked or neglected is that it’s hard to measure and hard to achieve. Patrick Lencioni has written a book called The Five Dysfunctions of a Team which has inspired [...]
How to make a difference has an interview with Anna Hassan who is responsible for turning around a local primary school in East London from a failing, three quarters full school, to an over subscribed, outstanding school. Interesting reading for aspiring headteachers. Link: http://howtomakeadifference.net/2009/04/anna-hassan/
Best Universities have posted an article, “100 Free Online Lectures that Will Make You a Better Teacher” (http://www.bestuniversities.com/blog/2009/100-free-online-lectures-that-will-make-you-a-better-teacher/). They are mostly American but may be of use to some teachers.
Most of us have experienced that feeling of losing control of our emotions and then doing or saying something that we later regret. Our feelings and emotions can build up inside of us a bit like hot steam in a pressure cooker and if they are not regulated and controlled they can explode. The problem [...]
Thousands of school modernisation projects across England can start 12 months early after £919 million was brought forward to boost the construction industry, Children’s Secretary Ed Balls and Schools Minister Jim Knight announced today. More than 100 local authorities in England will share £499m brought forward from 2010-11 to the coming financial year, after bidding [...]
More than 233,000 school children in England are “persistent absentees” – missing at least one day of school every week, statistics showed today. For primary, secondary and special schools, 6.29% of possible half days are missed due to absence, compared to 6.49% the previous year. 3.6% of pupil enrolments are classed as persistent absentees, compared [...]
The last few days have been an administrational headache for school leaders. The snow and ice has caused chaos with thousands of school closures. Trying to communicate to parents, teachers and other staff has been difficult and fraught with problems. One possible solution is Parent Hotline; a unique number for each school that hundreds of [...]