John Blanchard looks at how colleagues’ visiting one another’s lessons and observing other activities can inform insights and innovations. He shows that this applies as much to leaders, managers and mentors as it does to teachers. Peer observation is a direct way of promoting job morale and satisfaction, while informing agendas for whole-school development.
John Blanchard looks at how in performance management collaboration between teachers, senior leaders and governors can contribute to all involved being better prepared and lead to a more effective and rewarding experience.
Here, John Blanchard explores how leaders, managers and mentors can most effectively guide and support teachers. Without leadership teamwork lacks vision and coherence. Without teamwork leadership lacks potency and agency.
John Blanchard shows how using action research, training opportunities and formal study can be used as ways of continuing to learn about learning, teaching and leadership.