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?”

5 tips for getting yourself ready for a promotion.

A new year often heralds a new incentive for getting off your backside and going for that promotion. It’s the time of year when everything suddenly looks different; either the rose-coloured spectacles have come off, making you realise there’s more to life than being stuck in a job you hate, or you have a DamascusContinue reading “5 tips for getting yourself ready for a promotion.”

A little ‘thank you’ goes a long way

When I went for the interview for my deputy headteacher role back in 2014, something that was said by the HLTA who was ferrying the candidates around stuck in my mind. She was telling me about some of the changes that had been made by the new co-headteachers who had recently taken over the leadershipContinue reading “A little ‘thank you’ goes a long way”