When I am planning a curriculum, unit of work or a lesson, I always like to think of myself as a disaffected 6 year old who doesn’t see the point of coming to school. I am sure that in your career you will have come across at least one of those children. Why do I… Continue reading No, I don’t want to sit on the carpet! (What makes me tick?)
Dearly beloved teachers, educators and leaders, As you begin this new school year with the inevitable focus on development plans, OfSTED, assessment, the curriculum, new initiatives and so on, remember the most important element of your job is the people. Those little human beings in front of you in the classroom, playground or dining hall,… Continue reading Connection, connection, connection
When discussing the changes and challenges in life with my coach, she often talks about the autopilot on a plane that makes continuous adjustments to speed, altitude and attitude of the aircraft so that it maintains a constant profile and arrives safely at its destination. Teaching also requires the teacher to learn the subtle ‘Art… Continue reading The Art of Adjusting
I was privileged to hear an account of inspiring, unassuming primary school leadership that, to my eyes at least, can be captured in just 5Cs.