Thanks for nothing

An alternative perspective

Ah, the provocative title.  Thanks for nothing. Kind of snarky and self-pitying.  But never fear, the story turns out to be a positive one.

When Jennifer Abrams complained to her friend, Shirley, about a hurtful interaction with a colleague that left her feeling weak and small and one which she felt was unfair, Shirley’s response upon hearing the details was priceless.

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Planning for uncertainty

An interesting two years

Financial crises, ash clouds, haze, epidemics, regulatory changes, geopolitical instability – all are beyond a Headteacher’s  control, and all pose a threat to a school’s health and growth. Andy Homden,  who was in his first headship at the Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur during 1997 recalls how a combination of existential threats lead to the development of a new and flexible approach to strategic planning which has been put to the test more than once in the last 15 years.

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