Surprise! The problem with novelty in school leadership

We’ve been blinded by novelty for years. Novelty’s smoke and mirrors has deceived me for the vast majority of my 20 years in the profession, and I think this is wrong. I’ve written about novelty in lessons many times – you can read about it here and here. Today I’d like to think about the …

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Curriculum is hard

Curriculum leadership is hard. I want to consider how we might make things easier by raising a few things I think are important. In my researchED Home presentation on 9th June I will explore some of these further and tentatively suggest some ways forward. So why is curriculum leadership hard? Memory systems Curriculum leadership is …

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Caring

I’m glad that something we all seem to be talking about in this dizzying darkness is gratitude. I was thankful on Thursday night for those gilded flames of hope in a murky world; for the hand clapped birds that fluttered into the grateful sky, invisible but there, streaming upwards from our hands in fortitude and …

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