Organisation: Mary Hare School






Adopting Appreciative Inquiry: An approach to building on Success

On my appointment as Assistant Principal (Senco) at my school in August 2014 I began an incredible journey of both professional and self-discovery. Due to the nature of the range of needs at the school – the support team is a very large one. Like any new post-holder, I wanted to ‘make my mark’ and set about planning new initiatives with gusto. I decided to audit and observe for the first year whilst I got the Senco Award under my belt and this gave me time to take stock and work out how to go about facilitating and leading...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Structure

I first started to become interested in structures within schools when I began working as an outreach teacher visiting deaf children in schools throughout Staffordshire. As an outreach teacher, it is important to get to know the structures in place within a school in order to ensure that the support that we put in place is effective throughout the school.   After a few visits to different schools, I quickly realised that, although all schools follow the same basic frameworks, that no two schools are the same! I recognised that every school has a very different feel to it, this quickly...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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