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Let the Children Heal You

Among our Associates are practising teachers and school leaders. We asked some of them about their thoughts on how things are now and what happens when children go back to school. Here are 33 points that came up.

Sanction Free Reward Free

A guest blog from Rachel Tomlinson, headteacher of the award-winning Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, on why her school is a sanction-free and reward-free zone. Controversially.

 

On Gratitude

One more from Julie Rees, Associate and head of a wonderful values-based primary schools in deepest Herefordshire. Here she extolls the virtues of being thankful at times like these.

Resilience

A view on resilience during the current pandemic from inside the schools gates by primary headteacher and Associate, Julie Rees, author The Little Book of Values.

Leading Online: The View From Hong Kong

We asked Ben Keeling, author of the My School Improvement Doodle Book and principal of Shrewsbury International School in Hong Kong, for his view right in thick of school closures caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

The First 19 Lessons of Headship

Nothing prepares you for headship apart from headship. Based on experience and observation, these are the first nineteen leeson we think a new head learns. And learns quickly.

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Great School Leaders

As in other professions, some leaders seem to be born that way as they climb up the great career tree. Associate Mark Anderson takes a look at what it is that true leaders have in common.

What If?

An article first published by the Secondary Heads Association (now ASCL) in 2004 and written by Ian Gilbert, founder of Independent Thinking. Watch out for imitations...

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