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Handling critical incidents

13 March 2019

Handling a critical incident in your school is one of the toughest challenges of headship. John Rutter discusses how he managed when a pupil brought a knife into his school

Handling issues of competency

6 February 2019

Issues of poor staff discipline or competency can be challenging for school leaders to deal with appropriately. John Rutter offers some advice for getting it right

Curriculum for Excellence: What now?

5 December 2018

It is clear that there have been a number of problems with the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. Headteacher John Rutter gives us his ‘state of the nation’ and considers what ...

Making international partnerships work

19 September 2018

Many schools engage in partnerships with other schools around the world. Here, school leader John Rutter discusses how to get the most from such initiatives

How to have a difficult conversation

5 September 2018

Difficult conversations are a frequent reality for many school leaders – whether they be with parents, teachers or middle leaders. John Rutter advises on handling these situations

Running staff working groups in schools

14 March 2018

Staff working groups can be an effective approach to tackling a range of issues in school, not least planning/delivering CPD or developing practice in specific areas. John Rutter advises

Meeting the parents: Advice for school leaders

31 January 2018

When parents demand a one-to-one meeting with the headteacher it can often signal a difficult conversation on the horizon. John Rutter offers some tips to handle such situations

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