Tag Archives: SLTchat

Headship: Can you engage with the internal and external school community? #360Review (Part 6 of 6)⤴

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In my sixth and final self-refection on leadership, I offer an insight into my own school leadership appraisal. In this post: Strengthening the community; I pose a series of questions for the reader and offer my very own public #360Review. I also answer if I am ready for Headship … You are reading part 6 … Continue reading

Headteacher: What would you do? (Part 2/2) by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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I have used the following scenarios from an ASCL training course I attended four years ago. The INSET focused on discrimination; employment law; appraisal and salary, following the Equality Act of 2010. This is a short blog-series (Part 2/2) for Headteachers: What would you do? You can find part one here. To be used for … Continue reading

Headteacher: What would you do? (Part 1/2) by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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I have used the following scenarios from an ASCL training course I attended four years ago. The INSET focused on discrimination; employment law; appraisal and salary, following the Equality Act of 2010. This is a short blog-series (Part 1/2) of various scenarios for Headteachers: What would you do? You can find part two here (to … Continue reading

Headteacher: What would you do? (Part 1/2) by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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I have used the following scenarios from an ASCL training course I attended four years ago. The INSET focused on discrimination; employment law; appraisal and salary, following the Equality Act of 2010. This is a short blog-series (Part 1/2) of various scenarios for Headteachers: What would you do? You can find part two here (to … Continue reading

Securing accountability with leadership actions: #360Review (Part 5 of 6)⤴

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In my fifth self-refection on leadership, I offer an insight into my own school leadership appraisal. In this post: Securing accountability with leadership actions; I pose a series of questions for the reader and offer my very own public #360Review. I would strongly recommend you are comfortable before reading this article. This is a very detailed … Continue reading

#Vamoose! I’m off… to a meeting with @OfstedNews⤴

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Over the course of the past 18 months, the grass-roots Twitter-channel of @SLTchat has slowly made its voice heard in the echelons of those that sit above us in the educational-hierarchy. As a result, recently I posted how the social-media epoch is out-dating Ofsted and The Department for Education. As a result, I have been … Continue reading

Stepping away from observational judgements by @TeacherTookit⤴

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Conundrum: If we are to truly move away from (one-off) lesson observation judgements – particularly, on teachers of individual lessons – then we must make a start and stop making judgements on teachers in those lessons; and also when providing verbal feedback. In the article I pose two questions: Is the removal of judgements (or … Continue reading

Can you manage the school organisation? #360Review (Part 4 of 6)⤴

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In my fourth self-refection on leadership, I offer musings on my own school leadership. In this post: Can you manage the school organisation? I pose a series of questions for the reader and offer my very own public #360Review. You are reading part 4 of a 6-part series of leadership articles on managing the organisation. ‘Can … Continue reading

Secret @TeacherToolkit: A leadership experience of Ofsted #SecretOfsted⤴

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This is a Secret @TeacherToolkit article: A leadership experience of Ofsted in England. Earlier this week, I received an email from a senior teacher in South England. After a few email exchanges, we decided it would be best to share this experience – anonymously – via my blog. You can read the original email below, … Continue reading

The role of lesson observations by @TeacherToolkit⤴

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If you have been hiding under a rock, you may be unaware, that there is currently a wealth of discussion regarding the validity and future role of lesson observations in England. The Teacher Development Trust and Teach First, hosted a session at TF headquarters on Monday 13th January on this very topic. I was (oddly) excited … Continue reading