Educating Greater Manchester head: what I’ve learned at school


In the eight years I have been headteacher at Harrop Fold I’ve learned just as much as the youngsters we instruct. Lessons about authority have originated from students and staff, guardians, the neighborhood group and private business pioneers. Here are a portion of the key guidelines I use to manage me, and which may be valuable to others.

Change usually takes longer than you expect

When I assumed control over the school in 2009 I needed the exam results to rocket. In 2013 we hit our most noteworthy ever GCSE pass rate – 57%. I was chuffed to pieces. At that point the execution alliance tables were changed. The administration chose to expel professional capabilities, and as far back as then our outcomes have looked less great.

My quick response to seeing our outcome rates dropping was to twofold down. I made it a focal concentration and we’ve run ourselves battered attempting to enhance them, however it hasn’t moved the needle as much as I needed. I’ve discovered that overwhelming.Read More Information