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The Emo Crowd.

Every school has one.  They like to pretend they’re cool.  They’re just like you.  Only they like being different.  They like the power they feel from having a different title to an ‘ordinary’ teacher.  But you don’t understand.  You have … Continue reading

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Governors

Governors. They are a vital piece of any school and should, according to law, ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’. Many would agree that they should provide the support and … Continue reading

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New Year = New Album

So we’re all back at school. How was it for you? Is it still okay, or is it still filling you with horror? Starting the new school year is a bit like releasing a new album, you have messages for … Continue reading

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Who is the real leader?

The relationship between the head teacher and the deputy within a school could be described differently within each individual school. This echoes, in many ways the relationship between the main characters of lead singer and lead guitarist in a heavy … Continue reading

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Extreme Metal Leadership – a radical way forward? *Warning contains swearing

“Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music sub genres that have developed since the early 1980s. The term usually refers to a more abrasive, harsher, underground, non-commercialized style or sound nearly … Continue reading

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Top 40 Hits

Teachmeets. Hands up if you’ve been to one. Oooh – that’s quite a lot of you! And what did you find out about? What’s that? New technologies? Really? Or just some really cool websites and apps? Heavy metal leadership acknowledges … Continue reading

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The heavy metal heartbeat

Every school has a heartbeat. The rhythm that everything within follows, sometimes syncopated, but always mindful of the beat that plays constantly in the background. It holds everything together and everyone relies on it. As senior leaders in our schools, … Continue reading

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