Anger Management

Anger Management
One statistic stood out to me; almost two thirds of people felt that people in general are getting angrier. I wonder if this is because we are generally more stressed. It is widely recognised that one of the behavioural symptoms of stress is irritability – or anger. I am sure then that it is no accident that Anger Awareness week comes at the beginning of December when many will be feeling the strain. Read More...

How are you celebrating Advent?

How are you celebrating Advent?
Kent-Teach are celebrating Advent by carrying out random acts of kindness every day until 25th December. We’ll keep you updated on our Twitter and Facebook pages and hope we inspire you to get involved to encourage kindness amongst everyone this Christmas. Please feel free to share your own random acts of kindness; we’d love to hear from you. Read More...

Guide to Headteacher Performance Management

Guide to Headteacher Performance Management
Performance management is not a one off event that once done allows you to tick a box. It is a key driver to school improvement and presented as a transparent shared experience, it can provide an opportunity for all staff to feel valued. This post deals with the process for the Head Teacher... Read More...

Short School Inspections

Short School Inspections
Since September 2015, Ofsted have been carrying out a new form of inspections ‘Short Inspections’. As it says on the tin, they are are short and focused. Who gets one? All good maintained schools and academies. It is generally the case that most good schools and providers stay good from inspection to inspection. Read More...

Free beer? Why mine isn't a pint

Free beer? Why mine isn't a pint
Having decided that I run a risk of being type-cast after my Kent-Teach colleagues suggested I become their “Mental Health Correspondent”, I thought I’d lower the tone for this blog and write about beer instead. More specifically I’ve been inspired by “Beer Fridays”... Read More...

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week
The aim of Road Safety Week is to encourage everyone to consider how they use roads and if they can walk, cycle or use public transport instead. You’ll likely save money, get fitter, feel better and be contributing to the safety of Kent’s roads. Read More...

Parents' Evening: Us Vs Them

Parents' Evening: Us Vs Them
Your mouth is dry and your palms slightly damp. Your heart is thumping a little faster than is customary. A glance at the clock tells you it is nearly time. You are either a teacher or a parent. Surprised that both can feel the same? Having sat on both sides of the table I can tell you that there is a good chance you are both going through the same emotions when it comes to parents’ evening. In this post I will share some tips for both groups to consider to help it be a useful use of your time. Read More...
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