Why give power away

The more power you give away – the more powerful you become. Yesterday I was talking with a special Assistant Headteacher. A former student who is working tremendously hard, within a challenging context, within a tricky leadership setup. I offered the response that the more power he gave away, the powerful he would become? And that this somewhat perverse, inverse relationship, seems to .... Read more and bookmark.

19 Oct ’18 0

Rocks is back, are you coming…

Many thanks to the Teach Company for sharing – ahead of the ticket release of OneSchool #srocks19. Why you Should Head to Southern Rocks 2019 this February Fantastic speakers, numerous sessions, great coffee and tea…oh, and celebrating great teaching with great teachers, what more could you want? Kristian Still Added: 28th September 2018 I was thrilled when David Rogers agreed to .... Read more and bookmark.

28 Sep ’18 0

Performance Reviews – think again (part 2)

Two weeks in and school is starting to find a rhythm. One of the few things new staff can be grateful for is, that for the most part, they will have already agreed their contractual terms and therefore there is no need for a 2017-18 performance review closing review conversation. However, there will need to be a 2018-19 open conversation and a two new policies to get to grips with (why are .... Read more and bookmark.

16 Sep ’18 0

Performance Reviews – think again (part 1)

Cards on the table. I am highly critical of triennial performance reviews, performance management, of any flavour that casts dark skies over many schools up and down the country. I have been banging my very little drum, as loudly as I possibly can, telling anyone who will listen that performance review and performance related pay (PRP) within education is critically and fundamentally flawed .... Read more and bookmark.

15 Sep ’18 0

Another year at Hindhead Campus 2017-18

We started this years assembly, with last years closing video. Created with Animoto, pictures and very short video clips from across the years events combined together in HD suitable the big hall! It was a positive reminder of what we were about to embark upon, about to re-build, again this year.  (We have already ready start the Animoto projects, “Term review” and “Year .... Read more and bookmark.

15 Sep ’18 0

Why “belong”

It is always helpful for your perspective to be challenged. Yesterday I was asked about this blog, specifically the four defining words below “WELCOME” on the landing page. “Why ‘belong?'” and “Why does it feature first?” Many, if not most schools share defining taglines, others choose words, some both, few neither. Search “schools” AND .... Read more and bookmark.

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