Pace yourself this school year. My grown-up children are still telling me about episodes in their lives that I missed when I was too busy being a deputy and a head.
1. Learn to walk the walk
Pace yourself this school year. My grown-up children are still telling me about episodes in their lives that I missed when I was too busy being a deputy and a head. Most heads are like that, but it's not healthy, physically or emotionally, and it's probably not even necessary. This thought is provoked by two apparently unrelated items on the Association of School and College Leaders' website. One is a comment posted by John Dunford in August on the "unacceptably high" workload of school leaders. The other is notice of a course for school leaders called "Effective School Leadership: How does a good leader walk?" That's clearly intended to help leaders reflect on the professional and personal values that really matter.
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