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Difficult conversations – why they are necessary

In this blog, Aziza explores the link between our own self improvement, human connections and the ability to have ‘difficult conversations’. ‘The manager accepts the …

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5 things we could do to improve school for autistic students

An autstic person’s view on how we could improve schools.   I have a client who is autistic and has recently left the school system …

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Securing strong outcomes for disadvantaged students.

A case for investing in teacher development to help the most disadvantaged students in our schools. In December last year I was approached by Bury …

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5 tips for new headteachers

5 tips from experienced headteachers for new headteachers Today was the penultimate session of the mentor headteacher training programme I have delivered for Bury county …

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Building a better legacy

How can headteachers move away from martydom towards freedom? I finished my first coaching session at 7.30am this morning. We started our conversation exploring what …

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Break the Bias

An interview with Hildi Mitchell, exploring being a woman, a mother and a female headteacher to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 Hildi Mitchell has been …

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Big Team Adventure

Reflections on the arrival of The Big Team Adventure to Suffolk. Yesterday marked the start of something special. I shadowed and supported Peter Hyman, co-Director …

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Supporting pupils with ADHD in schools

A reflection on best ways to support young people with ADHD. Even as a parent of a child with ADHD, as a teacher I struggled …

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What are ‘special interests’?

What are special interests for people with Autism – a personal illustration. Hunter is not Hunter’s real name – he chose it for this blog. …

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Why I started this blog?

A brief explanation for how my Winnie the Pooh units came to be. I am Nadia, founding Director of Destino Coaching. I coach school leaders …

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