Lack of trust makes simple work slow and easy work difficult. Joel Peterson The development of trust with organisations is an area of professional interest preoccupation. From the scientific explanation of Oxytocin, to the practical advice of Dr Paul Browning, to leading at the speed of trust and to consequences of mistrust. How we create climate (the shared perceptions of those within a .... Read more and bookmark.
I continue to seek the strongest evidence and arguments for schools to first be curious about coaching, and then invest in coaching. If my thinking was to be distilled, it is comes down to this: To go fast, go alone. To go far together. That is my – why? I just need a bigger why – to underwrite that commitment from schools. Then the what and the how can follow. The recent ten .... Read more and bookmark.
Originally I titled this post “Job application – know thy self’ was a mistake. True, it is particularly important to know your own strengths and areas for development when seeking a post, it is no less important when you are in post. Hence, I have corrected the title. Simply, knowing who you are is important, and that is supported by knowing how other perceive you too. Are you .... Read more and bookmark.
In January we made the decision to move #srocks19 to Brighton Hill Community School, Basingstoke. On visiting, there is a wonderful sense of camaraderie and “can do” attitude from everyone at the school. From IT, to finance, to Headteacher, Chris Edwards himself. The school have been nothing short of sensational. Friday 1.1.19 the school was closed due to snow. Starting before dawn, .... Read more and bookmark.
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.
Visiting Jose Picardo for the second time, he was no less a gentlemen, if a considerably busier. Today, Jose was hosting ‘Putting excellence into practice’ – Hampshire Collegiate School’s inaugural “Teaching and Learning Conference.” It was a beautiful day, a stunning backdrop, warm and welcoming hosts (thank you Jose and Cliff) and importantly a opportunity to make .... Read more and bookmark.