Douglas Greig, Headteacher, Plumstead Manor School, writes: my first headship, facing a significant budget deficit, falling roll, battered reputation and deflated staff morale meant that the challenge was on.
SSAT senior education lead Dan Belcher describes key features of the recent Apple study visit to the USA by 18 education leaders.
Leadership legacy fellow Holly Henderson, High Potential Coordinator and English teacher, Bristnall Hall Academy, describes the impact for her of the year’s programme.
Former headteacher and education consultant Dr Jill Berry outlines her insights into headship for ambitious senior leaders.
Sue Williamson, SSAT Chief Executive, on facing three major challenges in school/MAT governance.
How a West Midlands school progressed from special measures to ‘good’ in under two years. In part 2, we look at how in the process it defined a much broader vision of what a good school can be.
How a West Midlands school progressed from special measures to ‘good’ in under two years – starting with a focus on teaching and learning, and behaviour.
School improvement stories: Overcoming special measures through curriculum, quality of teaching and culture
‘No badge yet’, but Simon Wade, principal, Beckfoot Upper Heaton School, delves into the staff and student contributions that give great cause for confidence in the school’s future.
Your first headship being the fourth appointee as principal in three years is quite a challenge, as Katie Scott explains.
… with outstanding leadership, said Ofsted. Stuart Smith, principal of Hastings Academy, an 11-16 school in the University of Brighton Academies Trust, gives some highlights of their successful approach to school improvement.