Category: Leadership


Parental Engagement

With parental engagement a new strategic responsibility, this image speaks volumes.

4 Sep ’11 0

DFE Comparison Website

In review of the exams data last week I was reviewing schools in our local area. I am trying to see the various press releases through the eyes of prospective parents and future recruitment plans. The Department of Education offer a school statistics comparison ‘mash-up’ presenting map and statistical information for parents on school; Details…
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30 Aug ’11 0

Before Action, Seek Clarity

In any situation, the person who can most accurately describe reality without laying blame will emerge as the leader, whether designated or not. Edwin Friedman

11 Aug ’11 0

Effective School Marketing

Today, with two colleagues I attended The Mustard Agency’s seminar ‘Effective School Marketing.’ As School Marketing Consultant, Paul Sample explained, the seminar would cover six condensed workshops; Marketing strategy School brand image and identity School websites Media releases School newsletter School prospectus specifically as they apply to schools. What are parental priorities when choosing their…
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20 Jul ’11 2

Data, data and yes more data–how to use it effectively?

from Why did the Chickenman cross the road? For any middle leader and emerging senior leader Dan offers a sound list. What would you add to that list? Highlight students who are achieving and attaining well and recognise their success.

4 Jun ’11 0

Leadership Interviews

Experience is what you get, when you don’t get what you want. Applying for leadership posts can be, has been and often will be, an emotional and challenging process. Even when unsuccessful at interview, the long term reflections reveal true value in the experience in addition to the benefits of seeing another school ‘at work’,…
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31 May ’11 0