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11,180 and OUT; That is Me Done

If days were equal to test runs (it’s 11,180 days since I started teaching), I’d be second in the English all-time run scorers list behind Alastair Cook. On a purely headship/CEO days count I’d be 12th (7,062 days); nestled between Andrew Strauss and Wally Hammond.  Today is my last working day as a teacher, headteacher and latterly CEO.

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Help Teachers Keep the Faith #ThursdayThunk

The number of teachers leaving the profession is potentially catastrophic. Just in my own little world I have learnt of four cases this month. If this is extrapolated across the country; we are in deep trouble.  I believe Stephen when he argues that we need to retain our way through the teacher supply crisis (we can’t recruit our way out) and the prime responsibility for this must lie with school leaders at every level. Continue reading

#5Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Leading

Last week I blogged Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching, inspired by Carl Hendrick.  It led me inevitably to think about five things I wish I had known when I started leading. Continue reading

Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing (New Book)

Liminal Leadership


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