TJMcClean

TJMcClean

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12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - DUP: new body needed f... · 0 replies · +1 points

Successful headteacher Andy McMorran commenting on UTV Live recently on this topic of 'Protestant or State' Secondary underachievement, said that there was a dearth of good leadership that was very apparent in the State school sector. Catholic schools are often marked by their passionate, visionary, focused, vocational headteachers who are looked upon as heroes in their communities.
A good vocationally minded passionate caring headteacher as described can turn a failing school around. Mr McMorran did it at Ashfield Boys over a number of years. State headteachers put in place by the various Boards have very much 'come up short', and the Boards are not admiiting it. In my experience State headteachers are focused largely on self advancement prestige and money. they often hold misguided views on how to manage staff issues. Without a good headteacher any school is usually on a predictable downward slope.

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - DUP: new body needed f... · 0 replies · +1 points

Successful headteacher Andy McMorran commenting on UTV Live recently on this topic of 'Protestant or State' Secondary underachievement, said that there was a dearth of good leadership that was very apparent in the State school sector. Catholic schools are often marked by their passionate, visionary, focused, vocational headteachers who are looked upon as heroes in their communities.
A good vocationally minded passionate caring headteacher as described can turn a failing school around. Mr McMorran did it at Ashfield Boys over a number of years. State headteachers put in place by the various Boards have very much 'come up short', and the Boards are not admiiting it. In my experience State headteachers are focused largely on self advancement prestige and money. they often hold misguided views on how to manage staff issues. Without a good headteacher any school is usually on a predictable downward slope.

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - DUP: new body needed f... · 0 replies · +3 points

Keep 'er lit Bill.

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - DUP: new body needed f... · 2 replies · +4 points

Good common sense post as usual Bill.

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Ralph McTell back walk... · 1 reply · +2 points

'I weep like a child for the past'. D H Lawrence.

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - DUP: new body needed f... · 4 replies · +4 points

Hi Bill, You are quite right in your post Bill. The first half of your post is particularly spot on.The people supposedly in charge of education have little or no idea and that includes the incompetent know-alls occupying cushy roles in our Education Boards. They have their own agenda.
Andy McMorran turned Ashfield Boys HS over next Sydenham around during his time there. It is very simple you get him and other successful head teachers (ladies included ) to head up a flying squad that goes into troubled schools and offer expert advice on how it is done.
To be fair I received one rather silly email from Mr Storey (which basically made excuses for Mr Dowd's plans and encouraged me to support him! ) After that when Mr Storey found I wasn't sold by his 'argument' he ignored all contact .

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Peter Hain: \'I was se... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very sad all round, not a lot of hope.

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Axe threat Catholic pr... · 0 replies · +1 points

I hear what you say UlaidhGoBragh -small steps and I agree with you in the rest of your post. The Executive does not appear to be strong about most things though.

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Axe threat Catholic pr... · 2 replies · +2 points

Clear as crystal NILayman but misguided Godly and intelligent men and women don't want to see it or address it.

It will not change any time soon. I still expect the separate school issue to be here 30+years from now.

12 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - Ralph McTell back walk... · 3 replies · +3 points

Legend!
Down at the Mac this Thursday night for £20 a ticket.