So the school has finally had the phone call. Weeks of SLT jumping every time the phone rings are over and the school has received notification that Ofsted are on their way tomorrow. The Headteacher had emerged from their office after speaking with the lead inspector and informed you... View Article
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About Tim Nelson
Tim has been a headteacher with a successful track record; his last school had a reputation for innovation and their initiatives have been utilised by others and presented internationally.
School improvement has been at the heart of his career, working as an LLE, a School Improvement Partner, Professional Partner as well as an Ofsted inspector and mentor for trainee inspectors.
Many primary school leaders evidently see history as a strength in their curriculum given the proportion of history deep dives carried out during inspection, normally based on the headteacher suggesting this subject when asked to suggest a subject that is a strength. This makes sense… History is very... View Article
We all have the subject or subjects in the primary curriculum which are our ‘favourites’, perhaps because we studied them at university or because they reflect a personal interest or hobby such as aspects of PE or the arts. Geography is one of mine, despite having absolutely no sense of... View Article
Is there a danger that school leadership can become overly complicated? What is the essence of leading a great school? It goes without saying that at the heart of great leadership is the relentless drive to get the best for your children. Tim NelsonTim has been a headteacher with a... View Article
Before writing the usual blogs about all things educational that will appear throughout the year, I thought I would put together something that stems from the Summer holidays before they are too much of a distant memory and we all get back into the swing of a new term. On... View Article
Congratulations on your headship! For those headteachers taking on the role for the first time this term, congratulations! It’s a brilliant and wonderful job in so many respects. Enjoy the role and the positive difference you will now make to the children. There are of course, pressures and potential downsides... View Article