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Nov 24, 2019

Deborah Firat is a parent governor. She has seen first hand the the difference it makes when teachers approach their pupils with unconditional positive regard.

Her son Zak has autism and although he went to a good mainstream school, they didn't have the tools to maximise he potential.

Dave Whitaker (Director of Learning...

Nov 17, 2019

Over the course of their careers, the Headteacher of Hawkswood Primary Pru (pupil Referal unit) Marie Gentles and her deputy Katie L'Aimable have begun to see patterns.

They've gone from seeing their students' behaviour as isolated events to understanding that all behaviour is communication. 

Marie and Katie tell us...

Nov 10, 2019

Having felt the pressure between parenthood and being a senior leader, when Sue Plant had the opportunity to become the Head of School of a brand new school, she was going to make sure her staff didn’t face the same challenges she faced. At John Taylor Free School, Sue tells us how she set out to make her school...

Nov 2, 2019

Lisa Farmer had finally got her dream job as a headteacher. Soon after getting the job she discovered she was pregnant. Lisa and her husband were elated but she thought people expected her to step down from her new role. With no intention of stepping down Lisa began looking into flexible working options. She was looking...