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One of the core values at the People Management Business is a passion for learning. In support of this we set out a series of articles and contributions from people at all levels across schools, academies and the wider public sector

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Why coaching benefits ‘Big Potential’

Why coaching benefits ‘Big Potential’

Ana Hutton is the Coaching Champion and Staff Wellbeing Lead at Grove Park Primary School and in this article she identifies the important link between coaching and achieving potential, drawing on the best-selling book, Big Potential by Shawn Achor. ‘You shine brighter in a collection of stars’ ‘Big Potential’ (2018) Shawn Achor, positive psychologist, Harvard…

In a nutshell – Alastair Campbell’s ‘Winners and How They Succeed’ 2015 – Gary Edwards

In a nutshell – Alastair Campbell’s ‘Winners and How They Succeed’ 2015 – Gary Edwards

It may take an elephantine dose of healthy scepticism to banish the feeling that this essay by the political King of Spin on the topic of Winners is merely a pachyderm-sized ego promotion but there are some key learning points for school leaders in this top seller.

Putting Coaching and Mentoring into Lesson Observations – Graham Chisnall

Putting Coaching and Mentoring into Lesson Observations – Graham Chisnall

Finding a fully effective style for feedback from lesson observation that provides a sound framework for impact on pupil progress but also individual development has, to some, seemed a ‘holy grail’ mission for the teaching profession.

It’s all in the mind… How one school put mindset research into practice – Tricia Taylor

It’s all in the mind… How one school put mindset research into practice – Tricia Taylor

Tricia Taylor, founder of Tailored Practice has more than 20 years’ experience of teaching and leading in schools. Here, Tricia describes the innovative approach to put mindset research into practice at Herne Bay with clear evidence of impact on attitudes and outcomes. I find this time in education to be the most exciting in terms…

Lights, Camera… Action! Clare Owen

Lights, Camera… Action! Clare Owen

At Bishops Down Primary School and Nursery we are a mainstream community school with specialist resourced provision for children with Physical Disabilities and Complex Medical Needs and we wanted to produce a video that would promote the uniqueness of our school. However, we realised that 2017 happened to be our 50th Birthday year and so we…

A Softly – Softly Approach to Mindfulness at Work – Bernadette Lax

A Softly – Softly Approach to Mindfulness at Work – Bernadette Lax

Mindfulness is fast becoming a ‘hot’ topic for schools in search of strategies and techniques to support staff with ever increasing expectations and a fast changing, increasingly complex world. Here Bernadette Lax, Headteacher at Herne Bay Infant School and Seashells Nursery describes their ‘softly – softly’ journey towards a more mindful school culture. Introducing mindfulness…

If Only I Knew This Then… Gill Moody

If Only I Knew This Then… Gill Moody

In the second article in our series of If Only I Knew This Then… Gill Moody, former Head at Whitstable Junior School and now independent Education Consultant reflects back on the important values for education professionals and in particular the significance of having a clear personal vision for a successful future in order to make…

Using Singapore Maths to raise standards – Matthew Bowles

Using Singapore Maths to raise standards – Matthew Bowles

Matt Bowles, Head of Maths and Assessment at St Stephens Junior School, Canterbury describes how he led the teaching of Singapore Maths as his final assignment for the NPQSL and to embed the problem solving techniques as a school-wide improvement initiative. The impact on the school’s progress data was impressive.

In a nutshell: Adapt – Why Success Always Starts With Failure – Gary Edwards

In a nutshell: Adapt – Why Success Always Starts With Failure – Gary Edwards

The Guardian stated that Tim Harford was on the verge of an invitation to a fireside chat at No 10 and the Sunday Times described his book of 2011 as “utterly compelling” but if you are too busy to read this “outstanding book” splashed with “memorable nuggets” (Time Out) then read this short summary of…

Health Fanatic by John Cooper Clarke

Health Fanatic by John Cooper Clarke

This is a poem by the legendary John Cooper Clarke, the nation’s Punk Poet and performance artist. At one level it is a great take on the over-zealous jogging fad so popular with New Year resolutions that so many will fade away well before spring arrives. But on another level it is also an insightful…

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