New headship

1st September 2006 at 01:00
Here is just taste of what users in TES online forums are saying this week.

Join one of the many lively debates at: www.tes.co.ukstaffroom

CHARLIE2006: Meeting teaching staff at new school on training day in September. Any suggestions for this?

themightyboosh: You need to lay your stall out early. Not saying it needs to be an "all guns blazing" approach, but it is essential to start as you mean to go on. . .

* atecomer: Remember they are just as nervous about you as you are about them!

* uckwell: Advice I was given before taking up my first headship - notice everything, praise a lot, change nothing. I managed the first two (and hope I still do) but failed with the third. Try to avoid sentences that begin "In my last school. . ."

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