This week’s blog is courtesy of my husband, Ben Solly, Headteacher at Uppingham Community College. The role of the modern headteacher is ever-evolving. Even with only four years’ experience of headship, I can detect a shift in the way school leaders are required to work. I have questioned whether this is simply my leadership evolving […]Read More Headteacher – does what it says on the tin?
Being on the Senior Leadership Team can be a lonely place. Don’t get me wrong, my school is an amazing place to work but I can’t deny that you get treated a little differently when you get appointed to the SLT. I’ve worked at my current school for over three years now and I would […]Read More Leadership can be a lonely place
With the October half-term fast approaching I’ve begun to think about my plans for the break. I’ve already resigned myself to the fact there won’t be much time for relaxing but, more importantly for me, there will be lots of time spent with my family: I’ve already got plans for a family holiday, my dad’s […]Read More Work-life balance: can it exist for teachers?
As a relatively new member of SLT, I started this academic year full of hope and enthusiasm. I have been able to relinquish my secondary role as Head of Key Stage and was eager to hit the ground running and introduce my newly developed CPD programme. A brief introduction in a first-day staff meeting was […]Read More Introducing a new CPD programme