Not one to say no to an opportunity in my personal and my professional career, I took on my first Headship in a new school two weeks ago. Continue reading “Ten days as a new Head Teacher”
A record number of our year 11 students signed up to our sixth form this September. Not only that, we’ve also attracted students from outside to come and study our A Level programme. Continue reading “Sixth Form – how we increased our numbers”
This has been one of the most positive weeks since the start of the school year but there were a few moves that might have backfired.
Continue reading “The Power of Transparency in Schools”
How do you engage a five year old while delivering a thought provoking message to an eighteen year old at the same time? How do you deliver a Christmas assembly even though not all your students celebrate Christmas? Continue reading “How to make a memorable end of term assembly for all: “
The last day of the academic year and the last day at my second international school – it’s always the same – you’re wrapping up the year, clearing your office, delivering lessons, assemblies, planning for September and so on…you think you are in control and then boom! The final hour is here! Continue reading “Do international schools value quality teaching and learning?”
Within seconds of getting out of my car I’ve smiled and said “good morning” to a colleague, by the time I’ve walked to my office at 07:00 I’ve smiled and spoken with three early bird students. Continue reading “One of my most important teaching strategies – smiling!”
The most effective way to test student understanding is to do it while the lesson’s still going. Take advantage of the moment. Continue reading “Are my students actually learning?”