Season One, Episode Four:
Christopher Such

Key Lesson features ​

  • Acting, especially false enthusiasm for academic areas when required.

  • Depressurising strategies that allow things like cold-call to be productive not destructive.

  • Lessons almost never going exactly to the plan

  • Voice volume control

Leading for school-wide change

  • Understanding context and time

  • Observe to get big picture and prioritise

  • Discuss ideas with staff across school

  • Sell it, honestly.

  • CPD including the principles behind changes - a grasp of the need being addressed

  • Be involved in the implementation

  • Know that the preparation and roll out is only 20% of the task.

  • Don't make many changes at once.

  • Recognise that if it works, it's the staff's achievement not yours, but that if it fails, it is your responsibility.

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