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Top 10 tips for... Starting the school week

Getting off to a good start when Monday morning rolls around is essential for the school week ahead – for both staff and pupils. Suzanne O’Connell offers 10 ideas to help you set up your school community for a great week
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1, Be kind to yourself 

Don’t schedule anything for first thing Monday morning that you know will cause anxiety to you or colleagues on Sunday evening. Sometimes, of course, it might be unavoidable – and you can’t predict when Ofsted will call – but for those things (meetings especially) which you have control over, plan them for when the week is in full swing. Having said that, for some colleagues, tackling a challenging situation first thing on Monday rather than allowing it to linger might be a better option. So, keep in mind what works best for those involved if you can.

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