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Five top tips to help headteachers and governors work effectively together

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​School governance has changed in recent years. Gone are the days of light-touch oversight with a good dose of jolliness; governing boards are now expected to be more business-like rigorous, ensuring that the school fulfils their duty to their students and their budget. Never, then, has it been more important for school leaders and g...
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Dear students, thank you for being so wonderful that I forget about the stress and enjoy my career

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Dear students, Thank you. You may not know it, but you're fantastic. As the teacher, it is my job to create an environment that's as conducive to learning as possible. This may include considering seating arrangements, presentation of material, my attitude in class, how I handle discipline etc and, as much as I consider all of these aspects of the ...
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Do good teachers always make effective school leaders?

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Have you known excellent classroom practitioners who have failed to make the transition to successful school leadership – as middle leaders, senior leaders, or headteachers? Have you known indifferent teachers go on to be skilful and effective leaders? I've been thinking about the relationship between teaching and leading in education recently. It ...
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What are your hopes for education in 2018?

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It's that time of year again: with Christmas gluttony behind us, it's time to look sharp and make some 2018 resolutions. So we asked a variety of educators about their hopes and wishes for the year ahead. If you have one you would like to add, feel free to comment below or join us on Twitter @EdCentral Flexible working I'm pleased to see the profil...
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11 life lessons for students

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I wrote the following letter to one of my classes a few years ago. I've removed a few specific comments – feel free to share this with anyone you see fit. Hey guys/gals, You are awesome and I want you to know that. You are a special group and I want to leave you with a few pointers/ideas/life lessons. This is a general list – don't take any of it t...
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