We are continuing our work with QLA and @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool #EFT. This work combines with an interest in diagnostic questions (MCQs) and I continue to work with QuickKey. Not forgetting, I putting this work into practice and teaching Maths, for the first time in my career.
A new line for leadership enquiry for the second half of the year is how school leaders develop cultural capital, through promoting Character Education, values and virtues.
Yesterday was a special day. Two of the middle leaders I have been working with presented at The Festival of Education (Education Festival) as part of the panel session with Teaching Leaders – “Retaining your high-potentials.” That was just the start of the day. I attended with a new colleague, with the remit to listen and to gather the sharpest thinking on the topic of .... Read more and bookmark.
Last Easter, ‘we’ planned to go camping. That is, together with my family, two colleagues and their families, we booked two nights camping at Birchwood Tourist Park, in Dorset. The trip served two aims. Scheduling a getaway gave us something to look forward to during the traditionally tough third and fourth terms. Second, it was a commitment to putting our families first. .... Read more and bookmark.
Early leadership courses spoke of “maintaining a work-life balance.” I really did not “get” the concept. Balance was not observed and reflectively, as a consequence I am not sure I ever took my foot off the pedal. Therefore, I am not confident that I ever hit the peak performance, the type of performance achieved following tapered training. This equally applies to .... Read more and bookmark.
I am sure you will be well aware of yesterday’s White Paper release. In particular, I was interested to read Chapter 6 “Building character and resilience in every child” P94. Though the paper persists of linking Character traits with British Values, both knowledge / academic curriculum and Character development is deemed sufficiently important and a focus for future education .... Read more and bookmark.