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Suzanne O'Connell

Suzanne O'Connell has more than 25 years' teaching experience, 11 years of which were as a junior school headteacher. She has a particular interest in special needs, child protection and extended services and is currently a writer, editor and trainer.

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Suzanne O'Connell

Advice for the first time headteacher

You’ve met the staff, the governors, and been introduced to the parents and children at your new school. Are you ready for those first days, weeks and months? You’ve had the whole summer holiday to prepare and to worry about the new role you’re taking on. Now is the time to put your preparation...