Laxey and Dhoon Schools developed and offered an extensive remote learning package that arose during the COVID19 lockdown period, and which continued to evolve once the schools in the Isle of Man reopened for 6 weeks prior to the summer holidays.
Leadership comes in many different guises in the world of education and much has been written about the theoretical models that exist. I have long advocated that one model cannot and does not work when applied in isolation – the best leadership is always a careful mix of different approaches that are blended through the personal intuition of the experienced leader. This philosophy has led me to analyse my own leadership and the styles and approaches I have come to rely on. I liken my approach to that of the pub-landlord and offer “visible leadership” as the model which I believe is truly transformational.