Senior leadership

Stress: Keeping your head above water

16 March 2016

As a headteacher, James Hilton fell victim to the huge stress that can affect many school leaders. He now spends his time helping education professionals to recognise and overcome the symptoms of stress. It is a theme tackled in his new book. We invited him to offer some advice to others

Supporting your exams officer

16 March 2016

Raising the profile of your examinations officer is key to achieving a successful and problem-free exam series in your school, explains Jugjit Chima

Supporting transgender pupils

9 March 2016

Schools have legal and moral duties to support pupils who face gender identity issues or have gender dysphoria. Dr Stephanie Thornton explains and offers advice

Teaching Schools: We’re better together

24 February 2016

As a Teaching School, Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College offers a wide range of outreach to other schools that need it. Assistant head Sarah Livesey discusses their work

The importance of relationships in school

3 February 2016

Truthfully – what is your school culture like? Do you see it as important? Graham Moore discusses the importance of relationships in schools, the four aspects to school culture, and argues why this is the most important aspect of a successful school

Financial efficiency – stay in control

3 February 2016

Times are tight and budget pressures in schools are increasing. Funding specialist Julia Harnden offers some broad principles to help schools manage their finances

CPD: Creating the right culture

27 January 2016

How can schools create a culture to enable their staff to excel? David Weston considers six strategies to achieve great staff motivation and development

Leadership: Avoiding the distractions

27 January 2016

How can school leaders stay focused on their core duty – student outcomes? Colin McLean seeks some advice from secondary headteachers

Join the growing #WomenEd debate

27 January 2016

School leader and WomenEd co-founder Hannah Wilson updates SecEd on the profession-led, grassroots movement to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity within our country’s school leadership teams

School business managers – Beyond the budget

6 January 2016

Business management in a school extends so much further than looking after the budget. Dispelling the myths, Sara McNeillis explores some of the other ways SBMs make a real difference in schools

A self-audit framework for your SEND provision

25 November 2015

How effective is your school’s overall SEND provision? Inclusion expert Daniel Sobel urges you not to wait for problems to develop, but to self-audit your SEND using the following framework

NQT Special: A headteacher’s advice for NQTs

25 November 2015

Every week, SecEd’s headteacher diarist writes his reflections and experiences as a new school leader. This week, focusing on CPD and support, he offers his advice to new teachers

NQT Special: Some FAQs about NQTs

25 November 2015

Alex Collinson looks at the FAQs that school leaders in England have about how they should be supporting their NQTs and considers relevant government guidance when it comes to NQTs

Combatting the coastal school challenges

18 November 2015

A recent report has sought to shed further light on the challenges coastal schools face and the kind of leadership that is required to overcome them. Heath Monk explains

Supporting your exams officer

14 October 2015

Despite the significance of the exams officer role within secondary schools, they often do not receive the support they should. Jugjit Chima offers some advice to school leaders

Dealing with issues of staff conduct

14 October 2015

There are times as a manager or school leader when the behaviour of a colleague needs to be addressed. Sonia Gill offers some advice on approaching these sensitive conversations professionally

The DNA of an effective school

23 September 2015

Ofsted guidelines change constantly, and while they do give schools something to focus on, research has shown that effectiveness comes from a set of fundamental principles that improve outcomes in all areas. Liam Donnison explains

#WomenEd: Connecting female leaders in education

23 September 2015

#WomenEd – the movement to challenge gender inequality in school leadership – is gaining momentum ahead of its first official ‘unconference’ on October 3. Co-founder Hannah Wilson recaps the debate that has brought us here and previews the event

Quality and Equity – SSAT National Conference 2015

16 September 2015

The SSAT National Conference 2015 – Quality and Equity – focuses on three core themes: Closing the Gaps, Raising the Bar, and Leading Learning. SecEd's preview supplement is out now, looking at the key issues, debates and sessions that will be taking place at the event

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