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”
Category Archives: career progression
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!”
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.”
New Voices Conference 2021
A letter to new headteachers
Dear New Headteacher, With only a couple of weeks to go until the start of the new academic year, I thought I’d take the time to write you a few lines. Now, please don’t expect a Ted Talk on how as a headteacher you have the capacity to be a champion for a generation, orContinue reading “A letter to new headteachers”