A Journey for new school leaders
Taking up a principal’s role for the first time – or taking over at a new school – is tough for anyone. Ciaran McMahon suggests that you have to adjust, be patient, listen, get the right people on your side and acquire “the knowledge”, and thinks they should be more like lambs than lions.
Green Light Means Go!
Ask almost any young learner what a “green light” means and they will say, “GO!” Drivers will say a green light signals them to move forward, but implies so much more. Katherine Knox examines “Green Light” actions that keep a school moving forward consistently and effectively.
Formula for success
According to Leah Davies, good communication depends as much as on actively receiving messages (listening; reading) as on giving messages (talking; writing). Good teachers and schools get both parts of the formula right – and work hard to keep improving.