A New Year and a Fresh Challenge
This January will be a little different
Personally, the return to work in January has always been hard for me. Christmas is gone and when the alarm clock goes on the first day of term, it always feels like it’s the middle of the night.
This year, however, feels a little different. Although the alarm clock will still be a familiar challenge, I have the new opportunity of remaining at BHPS whilst also being executive Head Teacher at Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School for 1 ½ days a week. The school is currently without their Head Teacher who is on long term sick leave. My involvement is a temporary one.
My challenge is to maintain my levels of contact with BHPS whilst also supporting the children, staff and governors at Dalestorth. I have always been the type of head who has tried not to remain hidden behind an office door. I try to get to every class every day, eat with the children and be familiar with what they are learning. My new challenge will mean that I will have to improve my delegating skills and, indeed, I would not have taken on the role if I hadn’t felt I had experienced and accomplished Deputy and Assistant Heads in Miss Gibson and Mrs Hewes.
I still aim to be just as ‘hands on’ at BHPS whilst also being of value to Dalestorth. It’s going to be an interesting time