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Good leaders allow teachers to do what they do best

From learning the art of tricky conversations to enabling staff to fulfil their potential, leadership presents many challenges, writes Claire Lotriet

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It’s that time again: the sports days, statutory data submissions and reports are finally over and the holidays are stretching in front of us.

It would be nice if I could put the job out of my head completely and focus on reading something other than a children’s book, but the reality is that teaching is never far from my thoughts.

Summer is, of course, a time to relax, but it’s also a time to reflect on the past year at school. Lately, I’ve found myself thinking about what leadership has meant for me and a few common themes have emerged.

The first is navigating tricky conversations. Whether ...

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