Thursday marked my 28th day in SLT, so it seems like a good moment to look back and reflect. It’s not about zombies at all though. I guess this is a post about first impressions and not-fully-formed ideas and may be useful to those considering the move to senior leadership. It’s been an interesting month, with the Great North Run and my first mountain marathon.
It’s interesting being a novice again.
My priority has been to establish myself in the classroom and with the staff. The move from a situation where I knew the systems, young people and staff of one school to being in an almost alien environment. Yes, there are students, staff and lessons just like every school, but there is a new language of acronyms, behaviour routines and protocols to negotiate. It’s like being in Iceland, or even Russia: there’s people, buildings and stuff moving around, but you have no