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But what does it mean to be a great middle leader? At a time of rapid curriculum change and increasing concern about teacher retention, it is a question in desperate need of an answer. Indeed, could inspirational but efficient middle leadership provide an under exploited lever for school improvement? Today we’re launching a new report for Teaching Leaders which suggests it might. The report analyses middle leaders’ effectiveness, how they go about their role and what helps and hinders them in their job. Firstly, our research revealed that leadership is not just about soft skills; management is key too. Yet no department is an island and our interviews showed that in order to implement clear procedures and systems within their departments, middle leaders need senior leadership to promote these same systems across the whole school.
People matter. Stop writing feedback comments…..and see what happens! We are constantly trying out new ideas to ease workload and marking/feedback is always one area that my colleagues are keen to swop and share ideas on.
I know that others have the same concerns and that our huge blogs of shared practice are by far the most read, borrowed from and commented upon that we have published externally. I’m not going to put links in this post as they are all on our web-site and we are moving on at a rate of knots anyway. Over the Whit holiday I decided that it was time to try to suggest that we made a positive move towards trialling non written feedback. We had played at it with some great ideas already running and we had shared blogs from other schools such as Michaela to look at ideas from elsewhere whilst also setting up a well-being group and trying to reduce workload in key areas such as data collection. Could we gather evidence that we could mark better without relying heavily on written feedback from us? The example below is from a lesson with 8-1.
Collating some of the excellent practice shared on Twitter. So does this video from DfE mean that if a child can't spell they will only ever be 'working towards?' 23 New Words for Emotions That We All Feel, but Can't Explain. Graphic designer John Koenig has sought for years to fill holes in language that describe the emotions that we all feel, but fail to communicate.
Since 2009, his website: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has been a “a compendium of invented words”, as he calls it. According to Koening, “Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language — to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for. Each word actually means something etymologically, having been built from one of a dozen languages or renovated jargon.” Here are 23 Examples of Koeing’s genius that we can all identify with. Sonder: (n) The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own Opia: (n) The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable Monachopsis: (n) The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place. Vellichor: (n) The strange wistfulness of used bookshops. Jenni Elliott sur Twitter : " @bethben92 @imagineinquiry @grahamandre @WatsEd @MissSMerrill not a Disney fan but love this"
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