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Crisis management for school leaders

7 January 2021

When it comes to handling crises, Ben Solly has certainly crammed more than his fair share into his seven years of headship. Here – at a time when all school leaders are in crisis management mode ...

Leadership: A 100-day plan

7 February 2018

If you are starting a new middle or senior leadership role, Ben Solly recommends having a 100-day plan to help you hit the ground running

Distributed leadership explained

24 January 2018

Exactly what is distributed leadership? And how can it help to raise standards? School leader Ben Solly explains the three secrets to distributed leadership – autonomy, capacity and accountability

Supply teaching: Going back full-time

10 January 2018

As part of SecEd’s series on supply teaching, school leader Ben Solly offers practical advice for supply teachers thinking about returning to the chalkface as a full-time teacher

Supply teaching: Managing pupil behaviour

15 November 2017

SecEd’s supply teaching series continues. Here, school leader Ben Solly offers his behaviour management guidance for those constantly working with new classes from school to school

Considerations on performance-related pay

22 May 2014

The first pay awards under performance-related pay will take place in September. Ben Solly looks at some recent research into this approach, and identifies what schools need to consider before making ...

More implications of Progress 8 for schools

15 May 2014

In his third article on the implications of the move to Progress 8, school leader Ben Solly identifies some key curriculum decisions that schools must be taking in order to be prepared.

Progress 8: Accounting for every child

8 May 2014

As we prepare for the introduction of Progress 8, school leader Ben Solly reminds us of the inequalities of the current accountability regime and looks at why this change is long overdue.

Preparing for ‘Progress 8’

3 April 2014

The new Progress 8 performance measure is on its way, bringing with it new benchmarks, floor standards and new challenges for schools. Ben Solly looks at what we know so far.

Using ICT in your PE lessons

27 February 2014

Many PE teachers are ahead of the game when using technology effectively in their lessons. Ben Solly considers a few examples.

Are your recruitment processes up to scratch?

6 February 2014

Recruitment season is upon us and it is vital that your processes are robust, exacting and clear. School leader Ben Solly highlights the dos and don’ts of a successful recruitment process.

NQT Special: Marbles and other top tips for NQTs

28 November 2013

NQT mentors are a crucial support during your first year. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Emma Lee-Potter speaks to three experienced mentors to get some handy ideas and key advice for new ...

The secrets to positive behaviour management

21 November 2013

Behaviour management remains one of the key skills that all teachers need to master. School leader Ben Solly offers his advice on adopting a positive approach to your pupils’ behaviour.

The seven secrets to middle leadership

14 November 2013

The cogs of middle leadership are among the most important in the school system, but what are the secrets to being a successful and effective middle leader? Ben Solly offers seven key pieces of ...

New school year resolutions

12 September 2013

September brings with it a fresh start for teachers across the country. School leader Ben Solly offers some ideas for New Year Resolutions that will help you to be the best you can be this year.

Inducting new staff and NQTs

6 September 2013

School leader Ben Solly offers his advice on how we can support the effective induction of new teachers, including a specific focus on successful lesson observation strategies.

How to get that teaching job

21 March 2013

The jobs market for teachers has become increasingly difficult to navigate in recent years. School leader Ben Solly offers his advice to young teachers when applying for that dream job.

Advice for teachers using Twitter

21 March 2013

More and more teachers are embracing the CPD opportunities that Twitter presents. Following a previous introductory article for SecEd, school leader Ben Solly offers some more advice on making the ...

Using PE to teach vital skills

7 February 2013

Government cuts and an obsession with competitive sport is not helpful as schools try to create a true Olympic legacy. Ben Solly looks at how we can engage every pupil in PE and teach wider skills at ...

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