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Mentoring. 11-Feb-2018

 It was a great pleasure to exchange an email or two this week with the man who did more than any other to consolidate in me a sense of vocation to be a school leader.

Thankfullness . 30-Nov-2017

Following on from Thanksgiving Day yesterday and from our wonderful assembly this morning to celebrate our sporting achievements, this seemed an obvious choice for this week’s theme. So I learned something today……did you know anything about the origins of the word “thank”?

Reflection. 01-Nov-2017

They say that one of the most important attributes of a good leader is to be honestly self-critical and reflective. 

Team work. 06-Oct-2017

As those of you who are regular readers of these weekly musings will know, I am of the opinion that education still has a long way to go to come up with an assessment framework that properly reflects the demands of modern adult life and the needs of 21st Century employers.

Monitoring . 22-Sep-2017

A gnarled old senior manager once said to me, “If it ain’t being monitored, it ain’t happening”.

Bullying. 22-Sep-2017

Today I would like to explore the third of the three priorities that I have set us as a school community for the year ahead, namely bullying. Our policy states the following: Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person.

Servant Leadership. 08-Sep-2017

As I mentioned last week, I have outlined three main areas of focus for us as a school community and I want to  move on to explore the second of these this week…leadership.