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Coaching in Schools: Whose agenda is it, anyway?

18 Jul 2017

How can you take it from a straightforward transactional target setting meeting to something more profound?

Parents engagement: Incidental or Strategic?

10 Jul 2017

What training, guidance or expectations have been shared with you on working with parents? Who is expected to say hello first? Which parents do you welcome, which parents do you fear?

What is your preferred lead-in time?

04 Jul 2017

How proactive or reactive is your leadership style? What impact is this having on the functionality of your team?

Social networking in schools: real or virtual?

17 Jun 2017

How do the staff in your school use their staffroom? Indeed, do you still have a staffroom?

“I want to be told what to do, so coaching is not for me”

22 Mar 2017

Absolutely, I agree that coaching is not for everyone but I still had to resist the urge again to want to convince my colleague of another interpretation.

It is okay to offload

10 Jan 2017

The absence of the teacher's needs in the overt presence of the students appears to be robbing the teacher of some much-needed talk time.

‘Good enough’: An answer to teachers’ perfectionism

04 Jan 2017

What do students get from (schools, teachers, headteachers) constant drive for perfection? The 'good enough' concept might have the answer.

A little unsure: The importance of ‘leadership response’

29 Sep 2016

How does the leader ensure he pays enough attention to all the staff and not ignore the ones that are quietly getting on with it?

New term… hackles up yet?

13 Sep 2016

What or whom will be the first to raise your hackles this term? What will your typified response be? What would you like it to be?

The difficulty of coaching

15 Jul 2016

"I have just realised that I am hopeless at listening". A breakthrough moment that shows the difficulty of coaching. The challenge of identifying and admitting your limitations.