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On GCSE results day: a head of department’s guide

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Last week the Tes published my article with advice for heads of department on balancing individual teacher success or failure with that of the team as a whole.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be up early on Thursday morning, refreshing the exam board page until the results magically appear. As you scroll through, you’ll start to get a feel for how the cohort has done and you’ll probably pick up a few surprise results (both good and bad).

Unless you’re gatekeeping the results for some reason, your team members will soon know whether their class(es) have done better or worse than everybody else’s. But as a department head, how do you balance department success or disappointment with that of individual teachers’?

Read the rest here.

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