The Christmas Meal by @oldprimaryhead1

Name: Brian Walton
Twitter name: @oldprimaryhead1
Sector: Early Years,Primary,Secondary,Special school
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Headteacher
What is your advice about? Christmas Meal

1: You are tired… It has been a long dark term. ‘Christmas’ and ‘Christmas meal’ are not to be confused.

2: This meal may be in the dodgiest joint in town. Don’t Judge. It is Christmas. That COULD BE Champagne in another life.

3: Don’t go for the 3 for 1 deal… stick to the roast or veg option.

4: Don’t sit with the hard-core-late-night-hit-the-club-lot… unless you are a certified alcoholic.

5: By the time you have recovered know that it is 2016 and you are back to work. Time has no meaning during this break.

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Senior Leaders by @oldprimaryhead1

Name: Brian Walton
Twitter name: @oldprimaryhead1
Sector: Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Special school
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Headteacher
What is your advice about? Senior Leaders

1: Senior leaders have to make decisions for the whole school. Sometimes they can seem a little nuts in isolation.

2: Talk to your senior leaders and ask them to explain why a decision has been made. If they can’t answer be concerned.

3: It is VERY easy to criticise decisions you have not had to make. But if they don’t work let the senior leaders know why.

4: Some people just hate senior leaders. They are an easy target so try to have an open mind and let actions speak rather than history.

5: Aspire to do the SLT job better than you think it is being done. Be realistic about this.