Learning to Lead
Thoughts and Reflections of a leadership journey
I am a teacher. It’s what I started out as, and it’s what I still am. Over my career so far, I have worked in some great places, learnt some amazing things and had the opportunity to continue to challenge myself. I progressed from being a teacher to a deputy head, and, since 2015, a headteacher.
Along the way, I have been privileged to work with some amazing people and have adapted my styles as I have gained experience. One thing I had never really done until recently was read more deeply about education and theory. After seeing Rob Carpenter speak, I had to buy his book. From there, I have continued to deepen my understanding of pedagogy, curriculum and leadership. My biggest regret is that I didn’t do this sooner. I am glad I have the opportunity to be a lifelong learner, and share my thoughts with others. Some may resonate with you, others may provoke thought.
I’ve never written blogs before. I suffer from impostor syndrome. However, through my colleagues support, and kind words from the #edutwitter world, I am giving it a go. Be gentle – I’m still learning!
After watching the presentation from Mary Myatt and John Thomsett at ResearchEd this year it got me thinking about hierarchy, especially in primary schools. Their talk was about their new book ‘Huh’, conversations with subject leaders from a secondary perspective. One of the things that came through in every one of the conversations in theContinue reading “Challenging the status quo – hierarchy”
Following on from by blog last week on timetables, it makes sense to move on to curriculum timetabling. It may seem that this is much the same as the previous one, but there are subtle differences. In the blog on timetables, I tried to unpick the way we currently set up our weekly timetables –Continue reading “Challenging the Status Quo – Curriculum Timetabling”
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