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Storm, norm, collaborate!

This article uses a well-known model of group processes – often referred to as Storm Norm Perform –  to describe how a teacher or school leader can be a catalyst in the development of a collaborative group culture. In 1965 educational psychologist Bruce Tuckman analysed 50 published studies of group processes and  came up with…

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No child will ever return to the school they left

As I write this blog, schools all around the world are closed to all but a small number of students and, in the UK alone, millions of parents are struggling to educate their children at home. We do not know how long the coronavirus measures will go on for. What we do know is that…

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Why school leaders should put themselves first

No date has been agreed for the reopening of schools and yet there is already much discussion about how transition might be planned and what schools might look like, post-covid. There is no doubt that school staff, teaching and non-teaching, will be looking for ways to make the transition back into school as painless and…