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Liam Collins

Liam Collins, Headteacher of Uplands Community College and Vice Chair of the Headteachers’ Roundtable, shares his reflections on teacher recruitment, training and retention following the release of the Shaping the Future of CPD 2016 report.

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Headteacher insight: How to protect your staff from everyday pressures

Posted by Liam Collins on 15 May, 2018

Guest blog from Headteacher at Uplands Community College, Liam Collins. Find him at @LiamHCollins

As this is my 6th year as a headteacher, it feels like the time to reflect on the journey so far and the next stage of my school’s development.  The last five years have been tough because of the tsunami of change that has washed over us. As the majority of OFSTED accountability moved onto SLTs’ shoulders, it became easy to let the wave of DfE change crash onto the staff, because, as schools, we have just not had the time to reflect on what has happened since 2010.

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Teacher recruitment - we need a coherent plan

Posted by Liam Collins on 27 June, 2016

Liam Collins (@LiamHCollins), Headteacher of Uplands Community College and Vice Chair of the Headteachers’ Roundtable, shares his reflections on teacher recruitment, training and retention following the release of the Shaping the Future of CPD 2016 report.

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