Celebrating Christmas in School

Celebrating Christmas in School
Celebrating Christmas in School can be a minefield! Here are a great deal of questions for schools to consider. How much time is given to rehearsing for that annual celebration of the Christmas play? Do you decorate your school? Does each class hold a party?... Read More...

Just how welcoming is your school?

Just how welcoming is your school?
Many mission statements and visions contain something about an ‘Open Door’ approach but just how welcoming is your school? Often the first message about a school is seen a few miles away as people approach it either by car or foot... Read More...

Survey of parents about their children’s internet usage

Survey of parents about their children’s internet usage
A new study of 3000 parents of children aged between 12 and 15 years old by Stop Procrastinating, the productivity website, has discovered that a majority of parents have found that their children using social media and browsing the web when they should be sleeping. The resulting drop in concentration the next day at school had a marked impact on school performance. Read More...

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...
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