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As a headteacher, what is the number one thing you care about and why?

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by RhiaB, Feb 10, 2016.

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  1. RhiaB

    RhiaB New commenter

    In your role as a headteacher, what is the number one thing you care about and why?

    For example, the thing you believe it is most important for you to deliver or enable; the thing which drives or motivates you each and every day?
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Hmn.

    Why do you want to know that, @RhiaB ?

    Just wondering . . .

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  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Sounds like an interview presentation to me...
     
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  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Surely not, @Middlemarch ?

    Isn't the basic understanding that although one might ask for help with the format of a presentation, or indeed of an application letter or similar, the content itself must come from the candidate, otherwise they wouldn't be able actually to do the job if appointed?

    Best wishes

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  5. Northhead

    Northhead Occasional commenter

    My fundamental bottom-line is that my secretary knows it's no sugar and not too much milk in my coffee. If she's not getting this right then who knows what else she's not paying attention to?

    Oh and not assisting candidates who get all their ideas from the TES website...
     
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  6. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    The number one thing I care about is how many days left until I retire!

    Try that one RhiaB.
     
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  7. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    I think it is fundamentally important to keep a check on the amount of A4 paper left so that there is enough to photocopy all those delightful worksheets.
     
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  8. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Methinks we are not taking this seriously
     
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  9. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    Keep biccies in the staffroom. Or chocolate. Or cake. Or any other delicious snacks.
     
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  10. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    And jamietzu, we are taking this seriously. Very, very, seriously.
     
  11. Northhead

    Northhead Occasional commenter

    I like to secretly eat all the biscuits and cake during lesson time so that when teachers come in the staffroom at lunchtime they're all gone.
     
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  12. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    And I thought that I was the only one.
     
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  13. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    Sometimes my biccies don't even make it as far as the staffroom!
     
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  14. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    I have banned playtime so that I have more time to eat the bicccies.
     
  15. mickeyforpresident

    mickeyforpresident New commenter

    Ha ha . Love these.
     
  16. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Tee hee hee hee!
     
  17. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Shame it's got rather more replies than a couple of much more serious threads.

    But not surprising
     
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  18. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Nor is it surprising that you saw - and took - an opportunity to have a dig.

    So tell me - which threads here on Headteachers do you reckon the heads concerned ought to have posted on, but did not?
     
  19. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    The one about workplace dilemmas and what is happening in our schools re capability procedures, the one about observations and the evidence surrounding them (pretty important that one).

    I don't call it having a dig, but I see why people do. These things need to be said. I would like to hear some opinions from people running schools. Do they actually do any of this? How are they assessing people and using capability? I appreciate that it's pretty difficult stuff to look at head on, especially the research etc on observations and the workplace dilemmas stuff - hence why it's not surprising that the topics don't get the traffic.
     
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  20. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I replied on that one. if you're saying you'd expect more serving heads to reply than have done - the ones at fault (wrt the thread topic) are unlikely to think it's about them!
     

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