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10 things we learned about school leaders in 2014

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There were more than 150 posts published on Key insights in 2014. Here are a few things we learned about school leaders during the year.

  1. The most common name for headteachers using our service is Sarah
  2. Members in schools rated 'outstanding' are more interested than those in other schools in articles on recruiting senior leaders
  3. Headteachers and deputies have different 'brains
  4. School leaders read our article on the new SEND code of practice more than any other
  5. Our survey found more than half of school leaders have a poor work-life balance
  6. There’s no such thing as a typical day for a school business manager
  7. Over three-quarters of school leaders in our survey have dealt with mental health issues among pupils
  8. School leaders read more about Ofsted and inspection than about assessment, parents, or governors
  9. Ofsted is also what keeps our headteachers up at night
  10. Eight out of ten school leaders in our survey feel sector morale has worsened since 2010

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