On International Literacy day this is my tribute to the late, great and utterly fabulous Roald Dahl for his day, 13th September 2015 Hansel and Gretel were hard to like kidsDining on chocolate, waffles and ribsStuffing their faces and eating all dayWatching TV over going to playThey had as much charm as a smelly old […]

Another great infographic from the office vibe team!This infographic was crafted with love by Officevibe, the employee feedback software to help you improve your company culture.

1.  Does it have a moral imperative? You work in a school.  Ok, that’s obvious.  But just by working in a school you must have a moral reason for doing what you do.  And I’ll wager it’s more than just to educate your children.  That’s a tool to achieve something else.  So what are you […]

I love this infographic by officevibe and it really relates to difficult conversations – where we try to un-zombify people!This infographic was crafted with love by Officevibe, the employee engagement solution that helps engage employees, so they don’t become THE WORKING DEAD.

I was working with a leadership team on how to have successful difficult conversations. Whenever possible, we work on real situations they have because my aim is to improve the difficult situation for the teacher, the leader and the children, and once we’ve worked on a real situation and they use it, they have a […]

A common issue I come across for leaders is knowing which leadership style is best.  Sure, we all have a natural preference – mine is to coach people – but that doesn’t mean we’re not capable of using other approaches and, as humans, we can be incredibly good at changing our behaviour.  The problem is […]

Sometimes a conversation is difficult because the other person doesn’t understand there is a problem – you might have told them several times but feel that they don’t appreciate how serious this is or that they don’t acknowledge that there is a problem. One of the school leadership team’s I support had exactly this issue; […]

(But a lot of people don’t know the difference) We’ve all heard strappy, catchy mottos of a ‘vision’: Love learning throughout life Be the best Reach for the stars Every child matters Achieve your potential (this one always makes me giggle, because I wonder what do you do when you have achieved it?  I like […]

It took me a year to figure this out.  Seriously!  Ok, so not a year only doing this, but a year of coming back, researching more, looking at visions and missions and generally scratching my head until I could understand and explain what the difference was.  So here it is, for you, because you don’t […]