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One term into the role of Headteacher, I have learnt more than I had expected. It remains a real priviledge to have responsibility for a school, it’s staff and students. As for the murmuration background image.¬†Leadership theory and practice continues…..

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Assessment

I am continuing my work and interest in Question Level Analysis (QLA) or “gap analysis” using Peter Atherton’s (@dataeducator) excellent Exam Feedback Tool #EFT and more recently with Austin Booth and Flexassessment. Question level analysis (QLA) explores and presents the…..

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Staff performance

Each year I research and tackle an education issue to refine and broaden my thinking. Back in 2014, I started investigating the negative consequences of graded lesson observations as a contributing measure to Performance Related Pay (PRP) and Performance Management…..

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Cultural capital

A new line for leadership enquiry –¬†how school leaders develop cultural capital, through promoting Character Education, values and virtues within a school to staff, students and parents.

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Making the leap (part 2)

Managing the lead-in period Chapter 3 presented more experiential problems and gave me cause to reflect. I think I would have liked more references to the six case studies from Jill’s PhD, though recognise that is a personal reflection. The…..

Making the leap (part 1)

Are you considering making the leap? Maybe you’re applying for headship roles, or have already secured one and are wondering how best to manage the transition. The blurb for Dr Jill Berry’s leadership transition book “Making the Leap – Moving…..

Positive intent and negtive consequences

If I am successful as a school leader, what would be different about the school in which I lead? If I have been succeedful at influencing others, what would be different about them? In taking time to really consider the…..

How do you know?

Two terms into my current role as headteacher I have been given plenty to reflect upon. If I am successful as a school leader, what would be different about the school in which I lead? If I have been succeedful…..