Let me start by saying it will be fine, in fact it will be better than fine it’s going to be great!
You will not survive by the skin of your teeth nor will you flounder and sink. You will develop, grow, become skilled and expert in your field. You will lead your school community with insight, resilience, courage and tenacity.
This is not positive speaking. It is a statement of truth; it may not be true right now so you need to make steps towards making this YOUR truth.
After ten years of being a deputy head I became a head teacher of a secondary school in inner London; in my first week I was feeling very courageous and confident, my smile was from ear to ear.
A few months later I was going through hell at work and at home, all thoughts of courage left me and I was ready to quit.
5 YEARS ON
I mentor colleagues in leadership.
Experienced in leading at the cutting edge of education; through challenging circumstances and onto sustained school success.
Qualified Ofsted inspector, currently inspecting secondary schools.
Qualified Leadership Coach
Fifteen years of senior leadership including five as head teacher (no I don’t look old enough!).
Full of courage and tenacity and ready to support and develop other school leaders.
The relationships and network of support I built underpinned my leadership success; effective mentoring was at the heart of my experience. I encourage you to get in touch, let’s start a professional relationship that will support your growth, development and at the very least preserve your sanity.
Diana Osagie BSC (hons) MA NPQH PQSI ILM5