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Collaboration and School Improvement – It’s a Matter of Trust!

“Collaboration-for-its-own-sake is seen as a passive and somewhat voyeuristic conceit of analysts curious to see how it unfolds in different settings.” Author: Tony Dimmer

BELMAS Annual Conference 2017: Day Three

Journalist Sue Young Reports on the final day of BELMAS Annual Conference 2017.

BELMAS Annual Conference 2017: Day Two

Journalist Susan Young reports on day two of BELMAS Annual Conference 2017.

BELMAS Annual Conference 2017: Day One

Journalist Susan Young reports on day one of BELMAS Annual Conference 2017.

Mentoring the Doctoral Student: Lessons Learned

A visit to AERA 2017 highlights the importance of inviting research students to academic conferences. Author: Pamela S. Angelle

Stress and the student: can we do more?

8-14th May 2017 is Mental Health Awareness Week. Author: Jacqueline Baxter

Motherhood, career and leadership: time to re-think the gender binary?

An emphasis on parenting rather than mothering, might provide the foundation for more equal school leadership. Author: Joan Woodhouse

Making schools fairer: a close-up look at practice

Leaders creating change in different contexts. Authors: Jacky Lumby and Marianne Coleman

Distributed Leadership - what’s the state of play?

How does this concept help us to understand educational leadership in practice? Author: Maggie Preedy

Bengal Tigers Welcome

A heartwarming tale on the art of lateral thinking in communication. Author: Susan Splichal

Evidence-based school leadership and management: are we missing a trick?

A critique on a recent article in Educational Management Administration & Leadership (EMAL) on evidence-based practice. Author: Gary Jones

Academisation and returning to governance: lessons from ECER 2016

"We need intermediate structures of governance to avoid the possibility of unchecked professional control in our schools." Author: Trevor Male

Putting the complexity into the complex

If schools and universities are complex, why do so many rely on reductive processes to understand and develop their own activities? Author: Philip Wood

Immortality, science, religion and philosophy: lessons for education and leadership

A recent read of two moving accounts of battling cancer leads to reflection on educational leadership. Author: Christine Challen

BELMAS Annual Conference 2016 - Day Three

Journalist Susan Young reports on day three of BELMAS Annual Conference 2016

BELMAS Annual Conference 2016 - Day Two

Journalist Susan Young reports on day two on the BELMAS Annual Conference.

BELMAS Annual Conference 2016 - Day One

Journalist Susan Young reports on day one of the BELMAS Annual Conference.

Trust, suspicion and professional development: two stories, two outcomes

Accountability culture shifts perceptions of leadership development - and not for the better. Author: Joan Woodhouse

Why wanting Queen Bees to be nicer misses the point

All senior leaders, not just women, need to be involved in creating collaborative and collegial cultures. Authors: Laura Guihen, Joan Woodhouse

“Making the leap” – moving from deputy headship to headship

Transitioning from deputy to head involves more than meets the eye. Author: Jill Berry

Regulatory overkill. Rising inequality and profiteering from education? Is this the future for English Education?

Lessons from the American Education Research Association Conference 2016. Author: Jacqueline Baxter

Towards a self-improving school system: two steps forward one step back?

The idea of a Self Improving School System has been mooted by government for some time now, but where else does it appear and why aren’t more schools buying into it? Author: Ian Dewes

When Sir becomes Miss – how I harmed my teaching career by changing gender

"Initiatives aimed at promoting LGBQT awareness in schools...are targeting the wrong audience." One assistant headteacher's account of being a transgender woman and the reactions from students and colleagues. Author: Abigail Robinson

Why we need to think seriously about structures

High standards of teaching and leadership aren't the only issues that count - how a school system is organised matters too. Author: Ron Glatter

A plea to queen bees in the academy: it’s time to support other women!

Alongside men, women in senior academic positions also have a role to play in supporting female colleagues. Author: Karen Jones

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