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School leaders, take note... (In light of the updated handbook for Ofsted Inspectors.)

‘Leadership is key in any school. We need to look at what’s being asked of teachers and assess the effectiveness.’
(Sean Harford – Ofsted’s National Director for Schools Policy and ITE, and Regional Director, East of England) 881 more words


A Job Description For Teaching

A Job Description For Teaching

A rarely discussed weakness in education is the lack of a true job description for teachers in hiring. Being told that “you will teach US History” or “we are hiring you to be a 4th grade teacher” is not a job description.

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I proudly admit that I lurk regularly on several job boards that are related to education. But I’m not looking for a new job. So why in the world am I spending any time scrolling through job titles and job descriptions?

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Managing Change In Schools

By Lisa Burrell.

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” 2,024 more words

Education Technology

This much I know about...what Year 7 pupils’ parents really worry about (and why your keepy-uppy skills really matter!)

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about what Year 7 pupils’ parents really worry about (and why your keepy-uppy skills really matter!). 595 more words

School Leadership

Moving on: thoughts as I leave for pastures new.

As I approach the end of my job,I want to reflect on 10 years in a relationship and my feelings as I move on to pastures New. 1,566 more words

Teacher Training

Parental Involvement and Community Engagement

In schools with high rates of poverty  students tend to be victims of the “summer slide” happening throughout the months of June, July, and August. Many students often lose about two months of academic growth in the area of reading over the summer, if they are not reading. 423 more words

School Leadership