Are you tired of the same old school leadership model? Fed up of headteachers who just don’t understand the unique needs and challenges of the schools they run, the staff they lead and the pupils they provide for? Well, fear not, because there’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Santa Claus.
With years of experience in the Isle of Man branch of the National Association of Head Teachers, I know the value of standing together with your colleagues in a union. Through my various roles, including President, Vice President, Branch Secretary, and casework rep, I have seen the power of collective bargaining and advocacy for teachers. In this blog post, I will outline the key reasons why teachers should consider joining a trade union.
The following news release was issued in the Isle of Man on Friday 30th September 2022 by Isle of Man Government. I am pleased to say that from January 2023 I will be taking on the headship of Willaston Primary School alongside my current headships at Dhoon School and Laxey School.
The usual twitter debate over how teachers should use the summer break has filled the #EduTwitter timelines this July and August. My view: whatever you’ve done this summer, if it’s helped you feel ready for the 2022-23 academic year then it’s been time well spent.
Starting out as an ECT can be as daunting as it is exciting! Here are some top tips for all those making their first brave steps into the wonderful world of teaching!
Long-running Aussie soap Neighbours bows out after 37 years on screen. Reflecting on the TV show that brought us Kylie, Jason, Mrs Mangle and wooden-legged Paul Robinson, author Max Kelly wonders whether the soap from Down Under has any lessons for school leaders. Probably not to be fair… but it was fun trying to make the connections!