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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!

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I Feel It In My Fingers, I Feel It In My Toes

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.