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Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing

“I arrived to headship with a keen eye for a new idea, a fistful of ready-made solutions and the capacity to work long hours.  These allied to Ofsted and Diocesan Section 48 inspections, in my first half year, helped create a one hundred and five page development plan.  It led to a manic style of leadership.  What the school required was a less frenetic leader and a more phronetic one.” Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing will be my third book. If I am honest I never thought I would publish one never mind three.

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What a Waste of CPD Funding

A simple Freedom of Information request to three local authorities showed community and voluntary controlled schools have paid £9,453,840 in Apprenticeship Levy Funding, over the past four years.  Less than 25%, a paltry £2,145,286, had been used to fund training and assessment of staff in these schools, in the same period.  It is an absolute waste; funds from schools’ budgets are being sent back to HMRC unused.

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5 Evidenced Based Papers All Teachers Should Read (Updated)

I first wrote this post over two years ago. In the intervening period two updated versions of the papers I included – Great Teaching & Cognitive Load Theory – have been written. I thought it was time to update the post. The title is written as a statement; arguably it should be a question.  These would be the 5 key papers I think all teachers – from ITT to Headteachers – should read. 

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Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing (New Book)

Liminal Leadership

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