Delegates attending the most recent Leadership Seminar were captivated by Sir Tim Brighouse and David Cameron as they reflected on what it means to be a courageous leader. Drawing on their extensive experience, the two reminded everyone present about the reasons they became teachers and then leaders. Though their approach included a generous helping of humour they challenged everyone to revisit their vison and values, encouraging them to be brave and hold true to their philosophy. They reminded us all of the influence we have as teachers.

“I have come to the frightening conclusion:  I am the decisive element in the classroom.  It is my personal approach that creates the climate.  It is my daily mood that makes the weather.  As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous.  I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.  I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal.  In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated; a child humanised or dehumanised’.

Ginott 1972

What a tremendous responsibility we have…..

Join us for our next Leadership Seminar on February 7th 2017 to hear Michael Tidd talking about Assessment. Booking open on line soon at Westbridgetsa.co.uk

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