#Nurture1314: Reflections on my first year as an assistant head



When @ChocoTzar tweeted about writing a post celebrating 13 good things that have happened this year and 14 wishes for 2014, I thought this was a great idea. Blogging is a process of reflection and this post will be another chance to think about the highs and lows of what has been a full-on year. I’m not sure I can stretch to 13 educational achievements and 14 wishes, but here goes…

1. I started my new role as an assistant head in a new school on January 3rd. There was no formal way to introduce myself to staff or students. I was feeling really wobbly that day. I had met no one except the head and the deputy head. My instincts were to cling to my very kind deputy head for the whole day but – shock horror – she had work to do. I had to go…

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