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Resources from Dave Whitaker

New Heads Webinar

Here is the complete recording of our special free webinar for new school leaders. Featuring advice and wisdom from Associates and Independent Thinking Press authors with experience across primary, secondary and special schools, we were joined by a global audience for an inspiring evening.

90-minute watch

ACES High

Independent Thinking was one of the lead partners in an amazing conference helping Scotland lead the way when it comes to looking at the impact on young people of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

Five-minute read

Swan Upping, Children Downing?

In the summer holidays, schools are brilliant places to work. Dave Whitaker talks about why he loves summer - but why not all his students feel the same way, and what swans have to do with it.

Four-minute read

It Was Him

Special school headteacher and Associate Dave Whitaker looks back at an event that shaped his career as a teacher.

Five-minute read

Unconditional Positive Regard

Associate and MFL specialist Crista Hazell describes how the theory of Unconditional Positive Regard, as espoused by psychologist Carl Rogers, made such a difference in her classroom.

Four-minute read

The View From the Special School Part Two

Associate and special school headteacher Dave Whitaker on his frustrations regarding GCSEs for children in special schools and Alternative Provision.

Four-minute read

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