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Mentoring. 11-Feb-2018

 It was a great pleasure to exchange an email or two this week with the man who did more than any other to consolidate in me a sense of vocation to be a school leader.

Mindfulness 9th February 2018. 09-Feb-2018

At KISU we are passionately committed to a holistic approach to education whilst being mindful (if you will forgive the pun) of the paramount importance of ensuring that each child makes the most of his or her academic talents to achieve the very best grades possible.

News - 12th January 2018. 12-Jan-2018

News… This week, I am going to take a break from my customary weekly reflections and revert to the more conventional approach of bringing you up to date with news and developments. Staff Recruitment and Retention

Thankfullness . 30-Nov-2017

Following on from Thanksgiving Day yesterday and from our wonderful assembly this morning to celebrate our sporting achievements, this seemed an obvious choice for this week’s theme. So I learned something today……did you know anything about the origins of the word “thank”?

Reflection. 01-Nov-2017

They say that one of the most important attributes of a good leader is to be honestly self-critical and reflective. 

Team work. 06-Oct-2017

As those of you who are regular readers of these weekly musings will know, I am of the opinion that education still has a long way to go to come up with an assessment framework that properly reflects the demands of modern adult life and the needs of 21st Century employers.

Monitoring . 22-Sep-2017

A gnarled old senior manager once said to me, “If it ain’t being monitored, it ain’t happening”.

Bullying. 22-Sep-2017

Today I would like to explore the third of the three priorities that I have set us as a school community for the year ahead, namely bullying. Our policy states the following: Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person.

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