This was a brilliant final episode. It really captured the highs and lows that teachers experience. The highs when a student screams ‘I got an A’ and the lows when our results aren’t as expected. It presented teaching as the drug it is, no matter what happens, you keep going back for more.
An engaging talk by successful headhunters, from Moloney Search, at the recent Prince’s Trust Institute conference, has highlighted what is necessary to motivate staff in the school context.
I liked it. It didn’t focus on exposing vulnerable children but instead was a real, honest and accurate portrayal of the experiences that new teachers (as well as the not so new) encounter, the problems they face and the passion and enthusiasm that goes into solving them.
Empowering and encouraging staff to formulate their own ideas and to actually implement them will serve as the highest form of motivation