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Connection Before Correction

(Date posted: 24/08/2020)

Never has this mantra been a more important resolution than as we prepare to return to school this term.
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Reflection and Realignment

(Date posted: 20/07/2020)

As the academic year draws to a close, we have a valuable opportunity to consider what has changed, what we have learned, and what can be taken forward.
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A brief guide to action learning

(Date posted: 22/06/2020)

What is action learning and how can we help you?
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Catching up after school closure - article summary

(Date posted: 15/06/2020)

Laurie Smith, highly experienced teacher and visiting lecturer at King’s College, London, has written a detailed article exploring what can be learned from the catch-up programme instituted in Israel in the 50s and 60s.
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Setting time boundaries at home and at work

(Date posted: 05/06/2020)

In a profession without standard working hours under usual circumstances, it is even more crucial during these challenging times that we ensure we and our colleagues are able to observe home and work life boundaries.
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Problem-solving at the source

(Date posted: 06/05/2020)

How do we ensure a balance between fire-fighting and innovating?
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Fostering Community

(Date posted: 16/03/2020)

In a time of such unprecedented confusion and worry, it is vital that we turn our attention outwards and ensure that we are fostering the characteristics of service, patience and compassion within our communities.
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Making the most of meetings

(Date posted: 02/03/2020)

How can we get the best out of our designated meeting times?
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Time Management

(Date posted: 07/02/2020)

Time is a commodity most of us feel is often in short supply! How can we make the most of the hours in the day to allow for effective work, home and personal lives?
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Rethinking Homework

(Date posted: 12/12/2019)

How can we ensure that the homework tasks we are setting are meaningful and beneficial to all involved?
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Making concrete offers

(Date posted: 29/11/2019)

A school community is built by its people. In this blog we explore one possible way of providing support to each other by making concrete offers of help.
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An Introduction to Coaching

(Date posted: 08/11/2019)

In this series of blogs, we will explore the concept of coaching and how it could be used effectively in an education setting. The first in the series, today’s post explores the basics of coaching.
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Successful Mentoring

(Date posted: 13/09/2019)

Whether you’re new to mentoring, returning after a break or a regular, you are providing a valuable, crucial and career-changing service to the newest members of our profession.
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Review: IMPACT magazine January 2019 PART 2: Technology to support teaching and learning

(Date posted: 21/06/2019)

Part 2 of our summary of IMPACT magazine's January 2019 edition on understanding the impact of technology. In Part 2, we summarise the articles focused on ‘Technology to support teaching and learning’
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Leaving with dignity

(Date posted: 23/05/2019)

Whatever your reasons may be for leaving your current place of work, you deserve a dignified exit. Plan your exit strategy carefully to make that happen.
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Review: IMPACT magazine January 2019 - Understanding the impact of technology

(Date posted: 07/05/2019)

January’s edition of IMPACT from The Chartered College of Teaching was tech-themed. We’ve read it (in case you didn’t have time!) and you can find our ‘takeaway messages’ in our series of upcoming blogs. Part 1- Understanding the impact of techn
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Making Assemblies Matter

(Date posted: 01/03/2019)

We bet you could count on one hand the assemblies you’ve experienced that have had a lasting, positive impact on you - both as a child and as a school professional! We all want our assemblies to be engaging and meaningful - but where to start?
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Is ‘good’ good enough?

(Date posted: 30/11/2018)

Can a school really be judged by a one or two-word label?
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Silver bullets, golden eggs and treasure hunts

(Date posted: 20/11/2018)

Is searching for what works in schools a wild goose chase?
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Do we need to know what ‘they’ are saying?

(Date posted: 07/11/2018)

Is knowledge always power?
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Will wellness solve teacher retention?

(Date posted: 30/10/2018)

Creating CPD around mental and physical health to equip and support our NQTs.
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Creative Interventions

(Date posted: 11/10/2018)

In charge of interventions for your department? New to the job or looking for an overhaul? Before you put anything in place, consider carefully the desired outcomes and don’t be afraid to be a bit creative!
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Leading by Example

(Date posted: 20/09/2018)

Have you stopped to consider that your staff and colleagues are looking to your example just as much as your pupils?
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Three 'Top Tips' for Form tutors

(Date posted: 30/08/2018)

Being a successful form tutor when it’s ‘not your thing’
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The Art of Standing Out

(Date posted: 09/04/2018)

Book review of The Art of Standing Out: School Transformation, to Greatness and Beyond by Andrew Morrish
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Making the most of practitioner research

(Date posted: 08/03/2018)

Four rules for developing teacher research as a school improvement strategy
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8 habits of a happy teacher

(Date posted: 20/02/2018)

Tips on becoming a happier & more effective teacher
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Leadership coaching that transforms

(Date posted: 06/02/2018)

Four key considerations that enhance the effectiveness of leadership coaching
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Making the most of all the education Twitter.

(Date posted: 25/01/2018)

Using Twitter as a school leader.
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Well adjusted teachers equals well adjusted students

(Date posted: 11/12/2017)

Research demonstrates the significance of SEL for teachers as well as students.
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I'm not waving....

(Date posted: 27/11/2017)

The power of asking for help
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Focus on a single activity

(Date posted: 27/11/2017)

Multitasking has its place but sequential thinking is better
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Stress, time management systems and productivity.

(Date posted: 20/11/2017)

International research showing the link between time management systems and wellbeing.
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Wellbeing for All.

(Date posted: 14/11/2017)

Why wellbeing matters for all in the school community.
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Start, stop and start again to succeed in a big project.

(Date posted: 27/10/2017)

Let your sub-conscious take the strain when it comes to creativity.
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The sounds of success?

(Date posted: 27/10/2017)

Is quiet better than music if you really want to focus?
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When you really have to delegate

(Date posted: 16/10/2017)

In a crisis situation we learn that we can delegate more effecively.
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Do, delegate, dump

(Date posted: 06/10/2017)

Time to take the ego out of the list
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Scrap the use of central data?

(Date posted: 24/09/2017)

How should data be used in the current education system?
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How quickly we judge!

(Date posted: 18/09/2017)

Just two factors may decided how we are assessed as credible educators.
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Mindful leadership

(Date posted: 07/09/2017)

Using experimentation to increase performance.
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Taking care of yourself first

(Date posted: 04/09/2017)

To lead effectively in education you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others.
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Changing education with art.

(Date posted: 24/07/2017)

The power of the arts to be subversive in countering a prevailing approach to education.
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Teaching Schools Ready for the Challenge.

(Date posted: 17/07/2017)

The multiple and exciting challanges facing teaching schools.
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The toughest decision?

(Date posted: 12/06/2017)

Sometimes that toughest decisions are not the ones that you expect.
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Learning the lesson

(Date posted: 05/06/2017)

Repeating what we are shown is not always the best route to learning.
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Lead with more imagination

(Date posted: 21/05/2017)

School leaders can develop a more imaginative approach to succeed.
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Hold on to be a great leader

(Date posted: 14/05/2017)

The power of tenacity can overcome many obstacles in school leadership.
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Take the punches and keep coming back

(Date posted: 07/05/2017)

How to develop and sustain resilience in the face of challenge.
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Defying Pareto's Principle

(Date posted: 01/05/2017)

Not every young person fits in to the 20 or 80. The challenge for school leaders is to recognize that.
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Is technology changing child development?

(Date posted: 24/04/2017)

The use of mobile technology is rapidly changing the life experiences of very young children. What are the consequences?
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When should you be listening critically?

(Date posted: 27/03/2017)

Critical listening supports leaders by focusing on evaluation.
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Listening to develop better relationships

(Date posted: 06/03/2017)

Relationship listening builds better professional and personal relationships.
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Working on core business.

(Date posted: 19/12/2016)

A three stage toolkit to define activities that work on core business.
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Being your best self

(Date posted: 28/11/2016)

lessons from failing schools.
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Understanding your team.

(Date posted: 22/11/2016)

Analysing the authority and power of team members to understand how best to work with them.
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Think fast and speak slow

(Date posted: 11/10/2016)

The differential between speed of thought and speed of speech can be a vital feature of effective leadership.
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Coaching and monkeys.

(Date posted: 03/10/2016)

Learning how to stop adopting monkeys is a key feature of a coaching culture.
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Read to lead.

(Date posted: 26/09/2016)

Twenty books every school leader should read.
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Are you a clean marker?

(Date posted: 12/09/2016)

The application of clean language to marking in the light reforms.
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What's the value of good coaching?

(Date posted: 01/08/2016)

The questions every good coach should be asking.
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Why ask?

(Date posted: 17/07/2016)

Why is coaching such a powerful tool?
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Making the move to 'big school'

(Date posted: 23/05/2016)

There are some simple, easy to take steps that every parent can take in order to ensure that their child has the best possible transition to secondary school.
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Thinking about the team in a different way.

(Date posted: 16/05/2016)

Belbin's model provides a tool for thinking about your participation or leadership of a team in different ways.
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TSAs and MATs: here and now, plus a glimpse of the future.

(Date posted: 09/05/2016)

A summary of two key presentions from the May 2016 SSAT teaching school conference.
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Join the revolution!

(Date posted: 04/04/2016)

The College of Teaching is set to play a major role in the revolution of practice and systems sweeping across education in England between now and 2020.
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Getting what you see.

(Date posted: 29/03/2016)

How to use your Reticular Activating System to you best advantage.
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Meeting the right needs first.

(Date posted: 07/03/2016)

Good training facilitation is not an automatic consequence of knowing your stuff. Credibility is worthless as a facilitator if you haven't considered the needs of your participants.
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Collaboration - a force multiplier

(Date posted: 29/02/2016)

The key points from a presentation about the benefits of Teaching School collaboration, to the Sussex Research Network.
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What you expect is what you get.

(Date posted: 08/02/2016)

Carl Rogers laid down a simple principle for positive psychologies that applies very well in dealing with colleagues or students.
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Being credible in the classroom

(Date posted: 25/01/2016)

What are the factors that generate credibility in the classroom? How can they be acquired?
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A self-improving system: the place for trust.

(Date posted: 22/12/2015)

Trust is identified as a key aspect of Hargreaves self-improvement model. There are many benefits but potential risks too.
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A self-improving school system.

(Date posted: 15/12/2015)

A summary of David Hargreaves (2012) article for the National College for School Leadership
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What the mission statement says.

(Date posted: 08/12/2015)

The mission statement of a school carries weight in it's words, the process of their creation and how they are implemented.
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Changing the focus of appraisal

(Date posted: 30/11/2015)

A Harvard Business Review article challenges all leaders to reimagine their approach to appraisal, to the benefit of the individual and the organisation.
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Proud of the brand

(Date posted: 23/11/2015)

Education, leadership, profession qualifications', 'We are too quiet and too easily put down about the value of an education in England and Wales.
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How situational is your leadership?

(Date posted: 04/08/2015)

Situational Leadership II promotes a nuanced approach to the leadership of a team within the context of the One Minute Manager paradigm.
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Learning for all

(Date posted: 12/07/2015)

The impact of the Sussex Research Network extends far beyond the business card exchange model.
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What did you do in school today?

(Date posted: 01/06/2015)

Using the Marvellous Me app to strengthen and develop the daily dialogue that reinforces learning.
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Start your term minus minkeys.

(Date posted: 27/05/2015)

Use the techniques of The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey to have a focused and successful start to term.
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Why is management a dirty word?

(Date posted: 15/04/2015)

The emphasis on leadership in education can leave many essential skills to learning on the job because learning management skills is unfashionable.
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Academy chain performance.

(Date posted: 01/04/2015)

Considerations about the role of academies in the context of education reform.
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Are all the routes into Teacher Training providing high quality trainees?

(Date posted: 12/03/2015)

Summary of the main issues identified in the Carter Review of ITT provision.
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