Policy Development

The last few weeks have been incredibly fruitful, with a great deal of energy, time and thinking being spent developing policies and toolkits for the school. These include staff focused policies outlining procedures for recruitment and selection, processes for pay and performance management, and child focused policies considering learning needs, inclusion and admission procedures. A total of 19 policies have been written so far, nine of which have toolkits with all the necessary forms and templ...
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Leverage Leadership

If you’re a regular reader of our blogs, you’ll know all about our dream of establishing an affordable, integrated and excellent school for children aged 3 and upwards; a school where every child is offered every opportunity to fulfil their God given potential – regardless of their socioeconomic situation –  since fees relate to each family’s income. Since the end of 2016, our dream has begun to take shape, starting with Nov / December, when Phil and I toured the UK updating supporters and la...
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Blogs, a treasure chest of information

Where do we find information to grow and develop our craft businesses?   Books, coaches, networks …. and of course the internet! If you are reading this you probably already know what a blog is, but just in case you don’t here is a definition: a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group that is written in an informal or conversational style. Business blogs are generally written by people who work in the business sector.  They share their knowle...
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Leading and Listening

Throughout May we facilitated our usual round of one on ones with 40 leaders, typically for an hour, compared to the three hours we allow for gatherings. I (Phil) also had the opportunity to read Leverage Leadership, after Rach, and was surprised by just how much resonated with my existing work with leaders.  Bambrick-Santoyo (p.22) begins by describing how much regular half hour meetings between teachers improve students’ performance. He estimates that, over the year, such meetings help ...
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