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Surviving 2021

As another year draws to a close I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of 2021. No doubt this was a demanding and turbulent year, but there were also some wonderful opportunities and moments to celebrate along the way. This is my very personal take on 2021ā€¦

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Another Bad Hair Day? Owning a Brush Might Help.

Max Kelly presents a new blog with yet more comparisons between political leadership and school leadership…

After a torrid week or so for Boris Johnson and his Tory MPs, the Prime Minister continued his calamitous streak with a bizarre and poorly executed speech to theĀ Confederation of British Industry. I’m not sure that a headteacher would get away with this type of regular performance in a school – so why is Boris Johnson getting away with it in Number 10?

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Premier League Managers vs Headteachers – Do YOU Recognise Any of These Leaders in YOUR School?

Who would be a premier league manager? Judged by league tables, an unrelenting pressure from those who are supposed to be on your side, and seemingly everyone has an opinion and thinks they could do better. Sounds a bit like the job of the headteacher too! In this tongue-in-cheek article, sprinkled with just a dash of insight, observation and comment, author Max Kelly imagines the current stock of Premier League managers as headteachers. So do you recognise yourself in any of these descriptions? Or perhaps you already work for one them?