“Have a good think about what is it because some people see special needs schools as something which they’re not, and there’s a variety of special needs schools. So the biggest thing for me would be to have a good look around, you know, visit schools, you know, and then use that time to really think about, first of all, what is the right type of school for you is” – Chris Rue
Listen to Chris Rue’s amazing journey within Special Needs Education, which started with him dropping a suitcase off, having one interview, and is now a successful Head Teacher within Epinay Business and Enterprise School. Chris gives a truly heartfelt insight into his learns and progression within a career he never expected to have!
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Scroll below for show notes, transcript and links…
[00:35] Chris’s route into teaching.
[02:07] Learning and working up from the very bottom
[05:36] Moving from teacher to middle leadership fast
[07:03] Chris gives advice to NQT’s
[08:51] Learns as a Middle Leader.
[10:08] Becoming ambitious, developing the skills and experience to make the move into Headship.
[11:55] 20 years of history, moving onto pastures new!
[13:51] Big achievements.
[15:35] Current initiatives at Epinay.
[17:24] How Chris gets away from teaching.
[19:14] Education post-COVID-19.
[22:43] The biggest influencers in Chris’s teaching career so far.
[23:40] If Chris hadn’t been a teacher.
Lee Stanley 0:06
Hello, and welcome to Hadfield Educations Good to Great webinar series, where I interview the leading head teachers across the UK, and today I’m very fortunate to be joined by Chris Rue, who is the head teacher at Epinay school. Good afternoon, Chris. Thank you for being here. [Read more…] about Good to Great Webinar Series – Chris Rue – Epinay Business and Enterprise School