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Ofsted - don't judge me unless you've walked a mile in my shoes!
Did you know that only 60% of Her Majesty’s Inspectors employed by OFSTED in the past 3 years have actually been a headteacher?I found this surprising and a bit disturbing when I read it in the TES.The weight that is placed on OFSTED judgements these...
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Dedicated headship time - what is it and why does it matter?
The idea of ‘dedicated headship time’ first appeared when education workforce reform was being looked at more broadly in 2005. The phrase basically means time for a headteacher to discharge the duties of their role. It seems a bit obvious that you ne...
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I’m a headteacher – how do I manage this huge workload?
Spinning plates, firefighting, being snowed under, drowning in paperwork, headless chickens . . .These are some of the metaphors I commonly hear leaders using about their workload. I’ve used them myself. I remember clearly times when I felt completel...
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About Me

I'm a leadership coach who was previously a headteacher. I left my headship in December 2020 and retrained as a coach, achieving my ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. I've been coaching leaders in the education, charity and non-profit sectors for 2 years.