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Outstanding school query

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by dizzymai, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. dizzymai

    dizzymai New commenter

    There's a deputy headship advertised at a local outstanding school and it ticks many of my criteria- not an academy and not a church school. I've read the OFSTED report and I'm left wondering what I could bring to the school, since it is Outstanding in every category. I know there is always room for improvement but what is it like working as a Deputy in a school which has already 'got there?' Obviously I will learn a lot but I want to feel I would have something to offer and have some work to do!

    Your thoughts welcome. Theo and everyone.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I have been mulling this over - and then I forgot to reply.

    Sorry @dizzymai .

    For a start a new colleague can always bring a different perspective and new ideas. And sustaining Outstanding is hard without new input, i feel.

    There are a couple of interesting things available to read



    And you might even like to think of transferable practices from the wider area of leadership


    From this I think that it seems clear that investing in your staff is a number one focus.

    best wishes

  3. dizzymai

    dizzymai New commenter

    Thank you Theo x
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    (The missing thumbs-up emoticon)


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