It provides some well-deserved time and space to rest, relax and re-energise ahead of the school year. But perhaps just as crucially, it also offers a chance to gain some really valuable headspace, to reflect on the year that has passed, and above all, equip oneself for the new school year.
Particularly with so many competing priorities and challenges to overcome during term time, we believe it is vital that leaders take this opportunity with both hands, and devote some time for reflection, preparation and learning so they can succeed in the coming academic year.
That's why the Key for School Leaders and the Education for the Soul Conference will be teaming up to provide school leaders up and down the country with a dedicated week of School Leader Summer Chat designed to help give leaders a forum to:
Share expertise, advice and best practice from their schoolsDiscuss insights from their own experienceBuild their knowledge and learn from othersIdentify solutions and resources that can help prepare them for the year ahead.The School Leader Summer Chat week will run from Monday 19th August to Friday 23rd August and it will consist of 5 days of stimulating online discussion, centred around the topics and areas that are of key interest or importance to you as a school leader.
Every morning between 9am and 11:30am, the chosen topic for the day will be shared on the Primary School Leaders Facebook Group.
This will be followed by a series of questions and resources provided by the Key for School Leaders and Integrity Coaching (hosts of the Education for the Soul Conference) to help facilitate the discussion and encourage debate.
Throughout the day, you will be able to add your own comments, thoughts on the subject. You will also be able to share any further questions and useful resources you may have on the subject.
If your question is chosen then the members will offer advice throughout the day, then at the end of the day we will post a resource that will support you in your question. Remember, try to make the question brief and not link it to any personal experiences.