“In life, if an opportunity comes your way, you need to take it.” – Nick Bevington
Watch Nick Bevington’s interview where he speaks of his route from Finance graduate to Head of Town Close School, the boredom of working in Finance and how summer camp work had lit the torch paper of his love of helping and teaching young people. Nick’s early advice of taking an opportunity has stood him in very good stead.
In fact, this advice leads to Nick progressing quicker than normal to his first Deputy Headteacher role. He describes how he handled the responsibility of this post when relatively inexperienced compared to other more established staff.
Nick has lost none of his enthusiasm and passion for education and had some amazing examples of current initiatives in Town Close school. Enjoy!
QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.
Scroll below for show notes, transcript and links…
[00:30] Nick’s route into teaching.
[01:50] The biggest influencers in Nick’s early teaching.
[04:50] Becoming a Deputy headteacher
[06:17] Learns as a Deputy.
[08:00] Making the move into Headship.
[09:54] New Head, new experiences.
[11:29] Implementing change as a Head.
[13:08] Current inititives at Town Close School.
[15:49] Genderless uniform.
[22:11] What makes a good SLT.
[24:06] Nick’s advice to NQT’s.
[27:02] Nick’s advice to aspiring Head Teachers.
[28:39] How Nick gets away from work.
Lee Stanley 0:06
Hello, and welcome to Hadfield Educations Good to Great webinar series where I interview the leading Head Teachers in the UK. And today I’m joined by Nick Bevington of Town Close School in Norwich. Hi, Nick, how are you? [Read more…] about Good to Great Webinar Series – Nick Bevington – Town Close School