I’ve recently arrived at the point in my masters degree where I’m preparing to write my dissertation. A daunting task, but one I’m looking forward to due to the topic I’ll be researching. In preparation for this I’m undertaking module called ‘Research in Coaching and Mentoring’. The aim, as outlined in the module guide, isContinue reading “Should teachers be ‘expected’ to read peer reviewed journal articles? A blog post that has not been peer-reviewed and is based purely on my opinion!“
Author Archives: Amanda Wilson
Tips for working effectively with your teaching assistant
Humans are complex beings. I could just stop there and leave you to ponder…but I make the statement for a reason. When it comes to the workplace, understanding and appreciating the fact that humans are complex beings, will enable you to look at things from a very different perspective. When it comes to those youContinue reading “Tips for working effectively with your teaching assistant”
Black and Asian teachers are still not getting a fair chance at promotion
On Saturday 20th August I put out the following tweet: I wanted the responses to assist me with something I was writing (nothing to do with this blog post) as I wanted to have access to real examples. The responses that came back, both publicly and via DM released a range of emotions. I wasContinue reading “Black and Asian teachers are still not getting a fair chance at promotion”
New headteachers, you don’t need to know it all on day one!
On the 1st February 2019 I made one of the biggest decisions of my career. It followed a visit to school that was led by a friend of mine. At the time I was Head of School at a two-form entry primary school in Woolwich, south London and to be fair, I was pretty contentContinue reading “New headteachers, you don’t need to know it all on day one!”
Leaders, how well do you know your staff?
This is not a rhetorical question. Apart from knowing their names, the department/class they’re in and how effective they are as a practitioner, as a leader what else do you know about the individual members of staff in your school? For example, are they married? Do they have any children or pets? Have they beenContinue reading “Leaders, how well do you know your staff?”