This is the first of what may become a series of posts written principally because I am fascinated by the fireworks-like ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ I get whenever I write or speak on the subject of school leadership. Digital colleagues on Twitter, and those sometime analogue colleagues I meet at Saturday conferences, frequently have very kind words to say to me about the waffle I come out with and they tend to fall into one of two camps.
The first, predominantly those from a non-leadership perspective, say things like “at last, someone who is saying something sensible”. The second, more often than not those with a leadership role, say things like “this is really interesting, I’ve never thought of it this way” and quite often go on to thank me for being so brave to say what I have said.
In truth, they are both right but I have a lot…
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