Consistent school attendance is strongly linked to the quality of academic outcomes. It seems quite obvious really – for students to achieve academic success, they need to be in school with as few days’ absence as possible. As a senior leader, I have spent considerable time and energy analysing attendance figures, identifying students with the… Continue reading The Challenge Of Persistent Absence
It’s easy to lead with all manner of presumptions, assumptions and pre-conceived ideas. Lazy, in fact. But there’s a huge price to pay. If we’ve already made up our minds, we leave little room for encountering nuggets of wisdom and new ideas which present opportunities to learn. The alternative is to lead with curiosity. Curious… Continue reading Leading With Curiosity
This post is the second in the series of dealing with the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of interventions. The first can be found here. I’ll be solely concerned with the Implementation phase in this article. Getting started can be the hardest thing. For example, when starting this blog I agonised over trivial matters and procrastinated… Continue reading Eating the PIE – pt2
I’ve got some exciting news to share with you. I have just published my first book which will be available for purchase in just under a weeks’ time! This work is another contribution of mine to the teaching community which I deeply care about. Stay posted for the release date!
Leading assessment body GL Education states that “the success of young people’s educational experience is heavily determined by the attitudes they bring to their learning”. As educators, we know this to be a universal truth. Levels of confidence, motivation and perceived learning capabilities play a huge role in students’ success and their overall experience of… Continue reading Eating the PIE (Planning Implementation and Evaluation of intervention strategies)