Hitting the ground running

Our headteacher diarist looks to hit the ground running this year, although still has to contend with new Ofsted guidance, impending STRB reports and staffroom wags!

As we start the new year and the new term it seems like a starting pistol goes off and we have to shift from a standing start into the 100 metres sprint in one easy, fluid motion. 

The Christmas holidays more than any others give opportunities and excuses to wind down, take time out, enjoy lazy breakfasts with the family, indulge in food and merriment and then bang – alarm clocks go off in what seems like the middle of the night and we have to be bright-eyed and bushy tailed and ready for the day ahead.

This year we had a CPD event on the first day back, and while it might be possible for some people to get away with being somewhat fazed by the early start, for those facilitating there is no hiding place.

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