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Decolonisation

How Can a school decolonise its leadership?

The skills of leading in a multicultural environment are different to those in more monocultural environments because of the additional complexity brought about by cultural differences. In International schools in Africa, where a range of cultures tend to populate the staff rooms, Headteachers need to take this into account if they are to lead effectively. By modifying their own leadership style to suit their environment, they not only show great leadership but also are far more likely to succeed in their leadership objectives.

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Leadership

Is it time to embrace a new way of doing CPD?

There is huge potential for the whole CPD landscape to change to be far more engaging, dynamic and community based, than it currently is. But it will take the buy-in from schools who are willing to take a leap of faith to turn this potential into a reality.

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Leadership

Strong Schools have Strong Visions

A school is not just a building where knowledge is shared between people; it is often seen as the very heart of a community. To build such an institution takes vision and dedication on the part of the leadership. The Jacaranda Foundation is a school that has this in spades.

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Decolonisation

Moving Beyond Books for a Decolonised Education

Schools are synonymous with books. Libraries are the center point and almost always, reading and writing are top priority in progress reports and school data comparisons. However, in a decolonised education, it is not enough that books hold exclusive access to knowledge of the past. Progressive schools are acknowledging this and reimagining how technology can be used to address the imbalance over which knowledge is shared and how it is accessed.

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Digital Transformation

A New World of Learning

This article explores the rising use of professional learning communities and how online technology can increase the capacity for these to take hold as a major conduit for skills development.

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Teaching and Learning

Using Leadership to Boost Wellbeing

This article explores the interlink between leadership and wellbeing; more specifically how the opportunity to develop and learn leadership skills can benefit employees and therefore, improve their wellbeing at work.

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