The Challenges Faced By an Associate Head in a Primary School During my career in education, I have been fortunate to work in some wonderful schools alongside talented teachers and leaders. Although the pupils in these schools often presented with gaps in both their academic and social abilities, they had... View Article
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About Keith Adams
Keith has served as associate headteacher in schools with vulnerable and challenging circumstances, headteacher in three schools, before becoming a Local Authority officer. He has established headteacher mentoring schemes and lead national improvement programmes across the Learning Authority.
Last week I finally got round to decluttering my computer files. I am ashamed to say that some of them date back to 2008! So it was quite a big job and one that was well overdue. Most of the deleting was straightforward. ‘Stuff’ simply had to go as it... View Article
Teaching Assistants Within a Changing Context I have just started my 42nd year working within the primary education system. During this time I have seen reform after reform, some of which were much needed and others less so. One of the greatest changes within primary schools has arguably been to... View Article
Keep your eye firmly on the Classroom Assessment Ball The content of the revised curriculum and how pupils’ progress is assessed in the classroom is becoming more familiar to increasing numbers of teachers. Keith AdamsKeith has served as associate headteacher in schools with vulnerable and challenging circumstances, headteacher in three... View Article
With the introduction of the Common Inspection Framework, the incremental changes that have taken place within the inspectorate over the past two years have finally come to fruition. We now have a fresh workforce taking a fresh approach. Keith AdamsKeith has served as associate headteacher in schools with vulnerable and... View Article