Bringing Change

I have had the privilege of working alongside a group of rolex replica leaders who work within the education sector this year. Through facilitating workshops and support visits the leaders have developed skills in; planning and carrying out assessment that is appropriate supporting, mentoring and motivating staff giving staff feedback which recognises achievement and highlights areas for further improvement planning, preparing and facilitating professional development From lis...
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Feelings matter

Wanting to make improvements to behaviour and practice should be a normal part of life. So why is it that people sometimes appear reluctant when it comes to change? Is it because change and improvement involves feelings? Emotions are necessary for change to happen as Davies and Brighouse explain (2008, p.129) ‘Without emotion we would have no capacity to change’. But do we always consider how people feel about change? School leaders have been considering how to support, mentor and motivate s...
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Understanding why and how

What difference does understanding the why and how make? In the work I am involved in with a group of school leaders I have found that through understanding why something is important and how it can make a difference leaders are inspired and motivated to make changes. Let me explain through a serious of events that happened recently… Over the last month I have facilitated a workshop and support visits for a group of school leaders focusing on supporting, mentoring and motivating the sta...
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Assessment to monitor progress

This week I have had some really good conversations with leaders from the schools we work alongside.  As part of a leadership and management program, we are facilitating support visits alongside termly workshops.  Each leader involved in the program receives an hour visit each term where time is said aside so they can ‘think’ further about the focus area explored during the workshop. The workshop in February focused on assessment; what it is, why it is important and the assessment of phon...
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