Heading back to school after the holidays? Check out my latest blog: ‘Back to School: A Staff Room Survival Guide’. Recognise any of these teacher characters in your own staff room? Do you relate to any yourself? Whichever teacher type you are, here’s to a very successful 2023!
As another year comes to a close, it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the key events and developments that took place over the past 12 months. In this review, author Max Kelly looks back at the wonderful opportunities that were afforded to his schools in terms of the visitors they hosted and the visits they made to other schools and conferences. Whether you’re an educator, a parent, or just interested in the world of education in the Isle of Man, we hope this review will provide some insights and inspiration as you look forward to the new year.
Its the finale of Strictly Come dancing tonight! Are you a fan? Have you been watching? Secretly been wondering what it has in common with school leadership? Nah… didn’t think so. But just in case you are intrigued about what the ballroom can tell us about headship, look no further as author Max Kelly walks us through… or rather waltzes us through… the glitz and glamour of dancing vs leadership!
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.