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The Art of Lazy Leadership

Recently, I was given the opportunity to read a draft of Jim Smith’s Lazy Teacher’s Handbook and offer up a few thoughts; I’ve morphed the title of this blog post from it.  Rather than encouraging teachers to be lazy it provides suggestions for doing important aspects of the job more effectively and efficiently. Continue reading

Playing Russian Roulette with Your Career #HTRTSummit

When speaking at the Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit last week, I twice made the statement that, “Opting to lead a challenging school is like playing Russian roulette with your career”.  It was tweeted, retweeted and liked. Continue reading

Teaching and Leadership Costs

Is it possible to have a work life balance when leading a school or for that matter when teaching in one?  #SLTchat produces a frenetic thirty minutes of tweets, re-tweets, likes and comments.  Maybe the people who give up a Sunday evening to be part of it are not best placed to comment; it’s a lovely irony. Continue reading

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