Monday, 16 March 2015

New challenges

I'm very excited to be moving to a new school after Easter. It's been through a really tough time over the past few years, and has had a high turnover of staff. One of the first challenges is going to be to try and help create a reading culture in and around the school. It will be a great opportunity to put in to practice some of the successful strategies that have worked at my current school, as well as try out some new ones.

We'll be speaking to children, staff and parents about how they feel about reading and what they would like to do to move things forward and, from there, we'll try and work out what the first priorities need to be. It's going to be quite a challenge, but there's a real sense among the current staff of the school that it's a place that's about to turn the corner, and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it.

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