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What I learned from my first term as a headteacher

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. Skychaserhigh

    Skychaserhigh New commenter

  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I had my first term as a head nearly 20 years ago now.

    What I learnt, however, was that the first term was by far the easiest and least stressful of all in headship...
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  4. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    I agree Middlemarch! I have been a headteacher for only a year but looking back, the first term was the easiest and least stressful and one in which I was most naive!
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  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Yes, it always brings a wry smile to my face when people in their first term rave about how lovely it all is...
  6. Futureleader

    Futureleader Occasional commenter

    Thank you Rosaline for the link about my first term as a headteacher. It was really nice to read a positive experience and some sage advice. Most people posting on these threads are talking about the difficulties. I am going to put into practice taking control of my diary. What a good idea to find people rather than waiting for them to turn up to the door. I think a visible head can make a real difference and the key is speaking to as many staff as possible. If you are on walkabout you can also walk away from the time wasting colleague rather than being cornered in an office. Thank you
  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    That's been considered good practice for heads since the early 90s at least. I don't personally know of any head who didn't think and do this.

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