Starting a new job can be an exciting yet daunting process. When starting as a senior leader, it is likely that your new colleagues will have similar feelings about your appointment. In this article, Nathan Waites sets out a number of ways to make the transition easier, for both you and your colleagues.

Stress continues to be a problem in schools, and can affect individual staff and leaders, as well as the school overall. Andrew Blench considers the different manifestations of stress, and the ways in which different personalities can handle stress to ensure an efficient, productive workplace.

Many SBMs are responsible for managing the school site and health and safety, and ‘learning walks’ are a great way of staying on top of this significant and complex remit. In the first article in a two-part series, Matt Bromley outlines some best practice for conducting learning walks.

Claire Ashton, of IT Governance, considers the implications for schools of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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