Creating a High-Performance culture: Powerful systems or empowered people?

Dragonfly Training, has the same idea as me. Call it the belief that there is some form of logical progression between being a child and being an adult and that the world of schooling and world of work have something to offer each other. Turns out they do.

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The Case for Educational Trips Abroad

At the end of the summer term I was lucky enough to be involved with a school music tour to Austria. Due to an enforced last minute dropping out of a member of staff, I became the replacement - not wanted for my tin ear, rather for my fluent German. I naturally offered my language services. Big mistake. 

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Welcome back to the Autumn Term from Dragonfly!

With the new school year well and truly underway, we're delighted to be able to share our new look Dragonfly website with you. We hope you like it. 

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Subject Leaders – Under the Microscope

Sir Michael Wiltshaw, her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, said ‘If England is to compete with the very best, then strong leadership is absolutely critical’. This is equally true for Head teachers as it is for subject leaders.

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Removing Low Level Disruption

You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to realise that disruptive pupils have a negative effect on pupils' learning. Steve Garnett on some methods we might use to tackle an all too familiar problem. 

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