This was the second seminar I did for the Birmingham EYPS conference in July 2009- this was well received by the participants and generated a lot of discussion. There's also a nice comment on the Foundation Stage Forum. I think some my feelings were shared: many people are fed up with fairy tales of transformational management, and the whole language of inspirational leadership etc in education is getting more and more out of hand. This was an attempt to capture some of the feelings of uncertainty, fears of failure, and the sense of muddle that often goes along with trying to change a school or nursery setting.
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