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How to Eliminate Energy Wastage

In my third instalment thinking about the principles of ‘LEAN’, I want to consider eliminating energy wastage. I am not thinking here about the water meter or LED bulb type, rather the physical, mental and emotional sort.

Effective Governance: Strengthening High Performance Culture in your school

Effective Governance will strengthen a High Performance Culture in your school.  Our course designed specifically for Governors will identify the tools and clear process required.

Eliminating Time Wastage

The hardest part about running is putting your trainers on; that discipline of tightening the laces and actually getting out of the door.  In organisations, the first step to saving time is the discipline of setting some aside to think about where to save it.

5 Ways in which to Counter Teacher Burnout

Burnout is a becoming a major problem in the modern workplace, and one of the biggest challenges in schools and academies.

How to Create a Resilient School Culture

Resilience is often considered the ability to overcome hardship and adapt quickly to change. And let’s face it: Maybe our school systems aren’t resilient enough.

Steps to ‘Lean’ Educational Leadership

When Sycol founder Dr Ioan Rees asked me to write a blog that people will find informative and helpful during the school day it made me think: does anyone ever have the time to read a blog in a school day?

Making Progress with the Sycol Belt system

We’re often asked how we measure progress and celebrate achievement in schools and academies working their way through the Sycol programme of BUILD, EMBED and SUSTAIN.