#WTD17

I hope our staff knew just how much they are appreciated, if not, I hope they do now. Today (Thursday) we passed on all the messages of thanks and appreciation that we had collected from parents and students to our staff (well almost)*. With further messages of recognition sent from …

It’s your school

Commuting is my time (apart from a handful of scheduled phone calls), predominantly podcasts, occasionally an audiobook. This week my commute has been filled with “It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy,” a loan from one of our Trustees. First published in 2006.  Captain Abrashoff …

Not even reliably wrong

On more than a handful of occasions I have asked the DfE and Ofsted to discuss the effectiveness of annual performance reviews. Both parties are unremarkably quiet on the matter. Now, after reading Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio article “How Gender Bias Corrupts Performance Reviews, and What to Do About It” over at the …