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This month, we’d like to invite you to consider your role as a Spotlight Director for staff within school, too: how often, and in what proportion, do you direct light on colleagues’ talents and challenges...
The Time You Enjoy Wasting
And so we arrive at the Easter break. Two weeks to decompress. Perhaps you have plans for family get-togethers and religious celebrations. Days are warmer and longer and ripe for the taking...
Make Do and Mend
Ever feel like you’re scrabbling around for scraps of cloth to cover the needs of the school? You are not alone. We have been speaking with lots of leaders in schools who feel this way...
Ain't Got No Money
As members of the largest UK teachers’ union strike to protest against a chronic shortage of funding and a national recruitment and retention crisis, let us reflect this month on one of the most challenging aspects of school leadership, at all levels: managing budgets...
Behind The Mask
As we return to school, this common question will most often lead to a quick civil exchange, “Yes, thanks. You?” And we will go on our way. But couldn’t this be an opportunity for something better, more engaging than a simple courtesy?
The Greatest Sound in the World
Whatever Christmas means to you, the customs and traditions which surround this season focus on togetherness...
Every Leader is Telling a Story
October proved to be another busy month in that external circle of “Things I cannot control”, globally and nationally...
It's a Marathon not a Sprint
We all know mental health is a priority, and schools are being asked to assign a Mental Health Lead by 2025. Whilst the focus of this role is largely to provide our children and young people...
Begin with the End in Mind
To my mind, there is little debate to be had around the purpose of modern education. However, there is plenty of thinking to be done around the specific outcomes you want to achieve within...
Passing on the Baton
I believe there are aspects of leadership that are so important; developing the team, creating a culture of supporting leaders at all levels to bring their best self to school...