Statutory, non-statutory, school-specific – how many official policies does your school have, and how do you keep on top of them, ensuring they are reviewed and updated as required? Craig McKee advises

As I moved from class teacher to deputy and then to headteacher, I found that the higher I climbed the less my job was like the one I had trained to do.

That said, I enjoyed being a headteacher because I felt I could have a significant impact on the outcomes of a much larger number of pupils than I could if I were still teaching a class.

And yet much of my time had to be spent on admin or managerial tasks rather than things that directly had an impact on the quality of teaching and learning. One of these things was policy management.

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