Tips for Leaders: 5. Managing Attendance

Tips for Leaders: 5. Managing Attendance

‘Before Covid, I was all about getting the kids into school. Education was a major thing. After Covid, I’m not going to lie to you, my take on attendance now is like I don’t really care anymore. Life’s too short.’ (Listening to, and learning from, parents in the...
Tips for Leaders: 4. School Improvement Planning

Tips for Leaders: 4. School Improvement Planning

In his book ‘Wholesome Leadership: the head, hands and health of school leaders’, Tom Rees asked Sir David Carter, ‘If you had to give three pieces of advice to school leaders on thinking about school improvement strategy, what would they be?’ Sir David’s...
Tips for Teachers: 17. Subject Action Planning

Tips for Teachers: 17. Subject Action Planning

Action plans are an essential part of being an effective subject leader. An action plan provides direction for the subject, ensures it is well-managed and organised, and that the needs of staff and learners are met.   Subject leaders are responsible for securing...
Tips for Teachers: 16. Understanding attachment

Tips for Teachers: 16. Understanding attachment

The theory of attachment was first proposed by John Bowlby in 1988, who described it as a ‘lasting psychological connectedness between human beings.’ Secure attachments support mental processes that enable a child to regulate emotions, reduce fear, attune to others,...