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.
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!
Can a successful school be built on the foundations of love? And what does that even mean or look like in practice? In the inspiring book “Parklands: A School Built On Love” head teacher Chris Dyson shares the story of how he has steered a school towards the seemingly impossible dream of high achievement, personalised support and complete inclusion. Here is my review of the book everyone is talking about.
The threads of the Partygate tapestry are there for all to see. What lessons can school leaders draw from this latest political scandal?
Does a primary headteacher need to have extensive teaching experience? In this blog, Max Kelly makes a case in favour of extensive teaching experience and suggests it is highly desirable for school leaders to have experienced a range of key stages, across a range of schools. For Max, it’s a question of credibility as much as anything else…
In this blog Max Kelly examines some of the daily challenges that can sap school leaders and teachers of energy, and the impact that can have if not kept in check.