Category: Leadership

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Fierce in Action: Part 1

Its now four weeks into the new term and only now can I prioritise the time to write up my dictated notes I emailled myself on Sun 12/09/2010 08:22. ‘Fierce Conversations’ rather than ‘Fierce Leadership’ has proven to be the more valuable and practical read and I have shared both extracts and conversation with my…
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26 Sep ’10 0

BBC Two School Season

Adverts, online articles and now short iPlayer clips the bell is ringing loud and clear for a major BBC2 season focusing on education. Two programmes caught my attention;   Unequal Opportunities With John Humphrys Monday, 20.09.10 21:00 on BBC Two John Humphrys examines why the attainment gap between advantaged and disadvantaged pupils has stubbornly refused…
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19 Sep ’10 0

Not All Issues Need Straightening Out

Life is curly. Don’t try to straighten it out. Follow my first meeting with as middle leader, as a senior leader I was able to use some of the basic ideas and tips I had highlighted  from my summer reading list. (Incidentally, whilst I enjoyed “Fierce Conversations,” I am not enjoying “Fierce Leadership” as much.)…
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16 Sep ’10 0

Be Wary of our own Importance

A teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be.   If children have interest, then education happens. I personally admire Professor Sugata Mitra faith in learners, the learning process and his conceptual capacity. As teachers, most of us focus our attention on the learning within our classrooms. To consider education as a global…
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13 Sep ’10 0

Parental Engagement is More than Data

Reading Government papers on parental engagement this afternoon, I am frustrated by the frequent omission of students in, what appears to be a superficial, data driven process. Schools post information, parents/guardians receive information, possibly converse, and that constitutes parental engagement? Finally, a post written by Gerald Haigh on Merlin John Online speaks educational common sense and includes strong cases studies that…
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13 Sep ’10 0

Influence or Influences

I don’t want to be the product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. Jack Nicholson – The Departed.


13 Sep ’10 0