Category: Middle Management


Ofsted Reflections

First, the number of requests for IT Services unsurprisingly peaked this morning. Ian, Alan and I were all in early for an early informal meeting. The next opportunity I had to speak to both Ian and Alan was…. 3:00 before meeting Ofsted. Reflections: Ofsted relies on evidence, what can be proven, what was. Projects, even…
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25 May ’10 0

How Long Before…

I am sitting in the garden, relaxing, watching my little boy ‘pottle’ and play (Saturday 24th). I have a Twitter conversation in the background talking and exploring Teach Meet Moodle and I am browsing my RSS feeds. Meantime I have decided to write this post on WordPress for iPhone because otherwise I will forget what…
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24 Apr ’10 0

#newleaders – Learning on the Job

This past week was probably the busy week of my professional teaching career to date. Here are the reasons; New build IT procurement deadline (handed over to me in January) My wife was away from home Tuesday through Friday on a residential course, experiencing the demands of a single parent to a 19th month old…
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28 Mar ’10 0

Perils of Innovation

As I move into the new year, I am aware that my role in our school has changed evolved over the past 18 months in particular, moving from middle leadership to whole school IT and ICT. Within this role, our Headteacher has noted my enthusiasm for innovation but also my caution. We aim to be at…
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7 Jan ’10 0

LFtm Development Day

9:30am Our first Leading from the Middle Development Day. Another welcoming start to the day, if a little tight for space. The opening discussions on protocols led to a sharing of our perspectives for the course, with and between delegates. Not an atypical start to a course however my frustrations was that a significant amount of time…
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15 Dec ’09 0

10 Teaching Days

At present we have 3 projects launched, but in their infancy, 2 projects were are working on and 2 in the planning stage. Keeping these 7 projects up to date and on schedule or in development is a real challenge. We have been communicating and directing these projects through traditional meetings and conversation but keeping each…
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4 Dec ’09 0