Category Archives: Leadership

A New Broom

Each Thursday, for a few brief moments, the new stillness of my road will be interrupted for claps and applause for our NHS and key workers. The cheers denoting both appreciation and hope ring briefly out, then fade to silence once again. These moments offer a sense of unity and coming together, both important and needed, as we face the realities of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Not just on our health but also on the way we live our lives; how we socially and economically function. Our current realities are not permanent but it’s difficult to see that at the moment. For many of us, we are just desperate to be back to how it was.

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Virtual Leadership

Two HTRT Core Group members, James Eldon (Headteacher) and Jon Chaloner (CEO) have already described their experiences from before lockdown – Managing the Unimaginable – and as the new reality hit home – Leading to Lockdown. In this final reflection they explore what it means to lead a school in these uncharted waters.

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Leading to Lockdown

In the first of these trilogy of blogs – Managing the Unimaginable – James Eldon (Headteacher) and Jon Chaloner (CEO) described their pre-lockdown professional lives, from their different perspectives. These are their reflections about when everything changed.

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Leadership In A Crisis – A Herculean Effort

As we pass into month two of this lockdown my fundamental hope remains that we take this opportunity to fail forward, learn from our mistakes, and make better decisions for both mankind and our planet. Only yesterday a Headteacher I know became a dad. That little boy will most likely see the start of the next century. It’s a reminder of our collective stewardship, today, for his tomorrow.

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Our Poorest Children Need Help Now #FSM4Easter

Over the past few weeks, schools – their governors, leaders, teachers and support staff – have risen to the civic challenge of helping our country face COVID-19.  Amongst many challenges of their essential work, ensuring children from the most disadvantaged families are adequately fed has been at the top of their agenda.

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