Monthly Archives: June 2012

Divisions in Society…

Today was another day spent mostly out of school. I work closely with two other Head teachers in, what we jokingly call, a ‘Triad’. It entails us going, in pairs, into the school of the third to undertake learning walks, … Continue reading

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From out there to in here…

This morning was fab. Brilliant. Inspring. I was at an incredible meeting with all sorts of different people from all sorts of different professions and we were all there to develop a strategic plan for the area in which I … Continue reading

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There must be something in the water…

Today started with a very positive staff briefing following yesterday’s staff meeting. We are introducing the Achievement For All programme and had our introduction to it yesterday after school. It was a delight to see my staff really getting into … Continue reading

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Back to Normality…

Today was a good day. No major incidents, no crises, no difficult situations to deal with. Just the ordinary hustle and bustle of a busy primary school. Time for reflection. How to continue to move the school forward. We have … Continue reading

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Difficult situations

First thing this morning I managed to catch up with most of my teachers, a quick chat with them each before the children came in. This time touching base with them is so important. It gives me the chance to … Continue reading

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Separation

I enjoyed my ‘door duty’ this morning. Standing in the playground I have the opportunity to chat to parents and children as they come into school. We open the doors 20 minutes before school starts and the children come in … Continue reading

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A very long day…

I love school first thing in the morning, it’s so still. There are a few of us that like to get to school really early. I find it is my most productive time of day as there are very few, … Continue reading

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Breathing Space…

Today I put my soul on the line. I work closely with two other Heads from local schools in what we have called (post ‘New Visions’) a Triad. Today was their turn to visit my school. Being ‘assessed’ by your … Continue reading

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It’s Never Boring…

As a Head Teacher I have to operate on so many different levels within such short time frames. I can find myself switching from discussing the budget (and how much we have to spend on various things ranging from the … Continue reading

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Friday..

Today was a good day in that there were no major crises. I was supposed to be supporting one of the boys from the ‘support class’ with his reintegration but he was so late he missed this opportunity. We have … Continue reading

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