Welcome to the revised format for the Vision Journal.

Not only have we  been working hard on a refreshed journal format, we’ve also built a brand new website, to make information easier to find. You can bookmark the homepage at: http://visionforlearning.co.uk

In due course the full catalogue of “back-issues” of this journal will appear on the Resources page. In the meantime, here is this month’s issue of Vision…….

SCHOOL CHALLENGES FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

As we write this the new government is settling into parliament and there looks set to be many challenges for school leaders over the next five years.

Much of the media focuses on the negative aspects of changes in education policy. We at Vision, don’t necessarily agree with the changes being made.

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MANAGING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

In the first of a regular series on how to manage difficult conversations we look at how to deal with Silent Challengers

Everybody who coaches others will at some point come across resistance from a coachee. It is important to recognise that managing resistance is really about managing change within individuals, and should be embraced as part of the coaching process.

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URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS IN NEPAL

The powerful earthquakes that affected Nepal in May this year have been a serious set-back for education in this poor Himalayan nation. But the good news is that your school can play its part in the recovery process that is now underway.

Many of you will know that Vision for Learning’s managing director Will Thomas is a trustee of the development and education charity Manisha UK. The charity works in Nepal to improve educational prospects for disadvantaged children and has already built or rebuilt several schools across the country, as well as carrying out a range of other projects.