A year in the life of a school Comment Leadership and Management

2022: Reflections on a Year of Collaboration and Connection

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.

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Strictly Come Dancing VS Headteachers: A Showdown Of Glitz, Glamour, and Leadership!

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!

Trade Unions

Standing Together: 5 Reasons Why Teachers Should Join a Union

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.