Margaret Longstaffe

Margaret Longstaffe

Margaret is an independent Early Years and Primary consultant and director of Maths School Improvement Ltd, a company originally set up by her husband Jonathan. She has worked in education in a variety of settings for over 25 years, having been a very successful Early Years & Primary teacher and headteacher. She has also worked as a senior lecturer in EYFS & Primary Education, and is presently involved in a number of exciting projects, including supporting a newly established school in London and working with Kunskapsskolan on a new English Curriculum for Swedish schools.

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:00

Getting the new school year right

As teachers we are notoriously hard on ourselves. It’s a common trait amongst the profession. After all, how often do you hear a colleague say they are “really good” at something? More often than not they will be playing down what a great job they do, often in challenging and changeable circumstances. This feeling of “can I really get it right again this year?” often creeps into the consciousness towards the end of the summer term and can lead to sleepless nights during the summer break.

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