Writing a School Leadership Application that will get you an Interview Completing a school leadership personal statement and application form can be a daunting task. With time invested in preparation and attention to detail, you can increase your chances of being selected for the role. I recommend signing up to the Key for School Leaders… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Completing a School Leadership Personal Statement
Leading A Team For SEN Teachers/ECTs
This post is based on "Leading a Team" training I delivered to colleagues in Kent special schools. It is aimed at ECTs, Teachers, and HLTAs. Anyone stepping up to lead a class in a special school becomes a leader of a team. This is usually of a team of Teaching or Learning Support Assistants (TA/LSA).… Continue reading Leading A Team For SEN Teachers/ECTs
Effective Courageous and Curious Conversations for Leaders in School.
Curious, Courageous, and Coaching Conversations in School. Leading conversations is not about power or forcing people to do as they are told. It is about gaining buy-in and building trust. When holding conversations around practice, or conflict there will be specific elements of people management but that is not leadership. As a leader you encourage… Continue reading Effective Courageous and Curious Conversations for Leaders in School.
Appraisal: 5 Essential Questions
The appraisal process is an essential part of not only a member of staff's professional development but also in the process of school improvement and review.
Creating an inclusive recruitment process.
If you have a recruitment crisis in your sector you work to encourage people to join that industry not make excuses for why the barriers exist.
Recruitment: 100 SLT/Headteacher Interview Questions.
These are purely a bank of questions you might face in interviews for leadership positions in schools and colleges. You may also like to use them if you are about to interview. Good luck!
NPQSL: Sinking Swimming & Surfing
Evaluating Your Education Leadership Success I have based this post on a task for my NPQSL - You can see my final submission here. This terminology comes from a study of a commercial company by Binney, Wilke & Williams in 2005. Given the commercialisation of some aspects of the education system it may be more… Continue reading NPQSL: Sinking Swimming & Surfing
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