Nick Hart - Twitter Spaces -Culture and Climate - What do leaders need to know and do to get it right?
Lucy and Jon are joined by Nick Hart, an expert in the field of creating a positive culture and climate, to discuss the importance of nurturing staff and the Impact book, which is a good book for school leaders. Lucy encourages people to listen to Nick's stories and learn all about what school leadership is about, how to do it, and how you can be successful with it. If anyone has any questions, they are welcome to add them in the chat box and we will do our best to answer them. Thank you for tuning in. Jon and Nick are discussing how to create a positive culture and climate in a school. Lucy suggests that it starts with being clear on what everyone is trying to achieve, and that it has to start with making decisions about how the school works and different things. Jon also suggests that it is important to design all the things that we want to happen, have good reasons for them, and be able to do so. Finally, he suggests that it comes down to designing, communicating, and enacting a very, very clear purpose. The most important details in this text are that it is important to act in a way that will help a situation without fully understanding it, and that if leaders can't articulate the reasons why they're doing things, it is easy to fall back on managerialism. It is also important to respect the changes and the new ideas that are coming through, and to move a school forward in a timely manner. Leaders have an indirect influence on what children learn and the experiences they have, so it is important to influence the adults that are on the front line. They need to be well rested, have clarity, be psychologically safe, and feel part of a team. It is desirable if adults feel this way, as it is far more likely to be able to teach better and look after children better, and therefore all children are more likely to flourish. Lucy and Jon are discussing the importance of teachers feeling safe and having a good structure of routine.