‘Jackson Pollock’ models for leadership

The programme at ‘Developing Leaders for Tomorrow’ last week encouraged us to question models of school leadership, and several keynotes highlighted the diverse and increasingly complex hierarchies that are emerging in schools In his keynote, Andrew Jones shared an interesting analogy for thinking about leadership models Read More …

TeachMeet Brum #tmbrum

This evening saw teachers and educational tweeters descend on Paganel Primary School at the invitation of Steve Philps for TeachMeet Brum. As ever, there were a range of presentations from demonstrations of exciting tools for the classroom, to sharing of successful projects with learners of many ages. I was live blogging and live streaming the Read More …

Top down ideas, to ground up development – Regional Meeting West Midlands 1

Reflecting on School Leadership in the abstract in a plush conference centre is one thing, but linking this to how it works on the ground is equally as important. In my first regional meeting for ‘Developing Leaders for Tomorrow‘, I saw that this narrative from ‘big ideas’ to actual practice is equally important at school Read More …