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Blog of the week | 1st November 2016

Middle leaders are the engine room of school improvement.

This weeks BOTW is a selection of posts that focus on middle and wider school leadership. The posts below outline some of the qualities of successful teams and ask some reflective questions about leadership. 

  1. Leading a winning team by Shaun Allison
  2. Middle leadership by Dr Dan Nicholls
  3. Difficult conversations by @LeadingLearner



Blog of the week – 10th May 2015

This weeks ‘Blog of the week’ comes from Dylan Wiliam…
Is the feedback you’re giving students helping or hindering?
This neatly summarises Wiliam’s post:

The only thing that matters is what students do with it. No matter how well the feedback is designed, if students do not use the feedback to move their own learning forward, it’s a waste of time. We can debate about whether feedback should be descriptive or evaluative, but it is absolutely essential that feedback is productive.

Add to that concept a second related principle: Feedback should be more work for the student than it is for the teacher. Teachers who internalise and practice feedback based on these precepts will be well on their way to teaching that improves learning.”