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Trefoil 15.12.19

Last trefoil, I had three strong candidates by Tuesday. This week was steadier. Again, my morning runs/podcasts delivered insight and provocation and I finished off with Y9B English – on top form! Trust comes on foot, but leaves on horseback. Sir Kevan Collins, soon to step down as chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)…
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15 Dec ’19 0

Sunday trefoil 13.10.19

I am sticking to my Sunday trefoil. Three learning, reflective moments from the past week worth sharing. This week, monstrous world records, school improvement top ten and #BrewEd signpost. There is an assembly in there somewhere. Self-discipline for sure. Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds this weekend! Okay, not officially, but…
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13 Oct ’19 0

Drive to the finish line

GCSE exams typically begin around the second week in May 2019. Whatever your standpoint on booster sessions or Easter revision programmes, do whatever “little extra” it is that you do. Me, I find interesting stories and I write assembly. Shortly after I joined The Wellington Academy in January 2013, I was asked told to lead…
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27 Mar ’19 0

Why invest in coaching in schools?

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…
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23 Mar ’19 0

Short termism

Twice this week I have spoken about the short termism in education and personal leadership development. How education is time-pressured and as a result we water the crown and not the roots. In both conversations, I have referred to the leaky boat dilemma. So here it is. When the boat is taking on water, bailing…
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11 Feb ’19 0

ADKAR® – Change Management (part 1)

The data are abundantly clear. The better we apply change management, the more likely we are to meet project objectives. – ProSci No surprises there then. In fact, initiatives with excellent change management are 6x more likely to meet objectives than those with poor change management. 5x more likely to stay on or ahead of schedule and…
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22 Jan ’19 0