Blog Posts

Taking on a leadership role this autumn? (Part 2)

26th August 2012

So how’s your preparation going for the start of the new term (if you haven’t already started!)? And does it include prep for a new leadership role? In Part 1 I introduced the first of 3 key areas that will…


Taking on a leadership role this autumn? (Part 1)

7th August 2012

Whether you’re taking on a new curriculum area, a key stage responsibility, leading a specific project, becoming head of department, assistant head, deputy head, or head this autumn, you’ll no doubt have already started thinking about (if not planning too)…


Connecting with the real you

1st August 2012

When we’re in the thick of it at work we often find ourselves being pulled in different directions, with different demands on our time and energies. We are different things to different people. We rarely have time for ourselves. So when…


Implementing a school vision

23rd July 2012

In this 3rd and final blog in the current series on school vision, I turn my attention to implementing the vision So the vision is set and you know what you’re aiming for. What’s next? Let’s look at this in 4…


Creating a school vision

16th July 2012

In a survey I carried out with schools across the UK on creating a school vision, I asked the question: “How did your school vision come about?” The main responses were: From the Head, in consultation with all staff (58% respondents)…


Revisiting your school vision this autumn?

13th July 2012

Thinking of re-connecting with or revising your school vision next term? I realise that it’s a few weeks off as I write this, but the start of a new term is a great time to look again at your school…


How's your resilience holding up?

2nd July 2012

During periods of constant change or excessive pressure, what often keeps us going is our resilience. Resilience = the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, or having a level of toughness. So how do you top up your resilience levels?…


Maximising Relationships With Your Senior Leadership Team

23rd April 2012

How strong is your relationship with your SLT? Could it be even better? Successful leadership and management of a school (or other organisation/business) relies in part on a leadership team which is strong individually and collectively. The size of the SLT…


Planning for a stress-free summer

16th April 2012

As we embark on a new term, the last of this academic year, what are your thoughts about how it will unfold? Are they filled with excitement, enthusiasm and energy? Or do you start like this, then the enthusiasm wanes…


De-cluttering tips

11th April 2012

Easter is another one of those times in the year when people feel the need to set goals / make a fresh start. I’ve recently been having a clothing clear-out, although with the weather extremes lately, it’s difficult to know…