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Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke

    Managers, free yourselves
    Managers, free yourselves
    The ability to delegate well is the hallmark of good managers.
    Just take a walk
    Just take a walk
    For the uninitiated in "management speak", management by walking about (or MBWA as it is more commonly called) may seem to be a rather bizarre...
    Why schools underperform
    Why schools underperform
    Over the past year, I have worked fairly intensively with the principals and senior management teams (SMT) of a number of "underperforming"...
    Monitoring learner wellbeing and academic perfomance
    Monitoring learner wellbeing and academic perfomance
    Schools need to be caring institutions and this is particularly true for schools operating in areas where there are high levels of poverty and...
    Good governance matters
    Good governance matters
    The issue of good governance in the corporate sector and in a number of parastatals, including the likes of the SABC and Eskom, has received plenty...
    Facing up to the challenge of poor NSC results
    Facing up to the challenge of poor NSC results
    How should I, as a principal, respond when I discover that the results of my 2010 matric class are not what I had hoped for?
    Planning for the year ahead
    Planning for the year ahead
    The year plan is the most critical of your school's planning and communication documents. Ensure that it is based on careful research and thorough...
    What happened to teacher training?
    What happened to teacher training?
    Teacher training in South Africa takes two forms: ...
    The value of school sport
    The value of school sport
    School sport, like other extra-curricular activities, is such an important part of a child's education that it should not be possible to negotiate...
    Best school? It's the teachers who count
    Best school? It's the teachers who count
    High school principals often boast about their matric results and the achievements of their sports teams. Boys-only schools are likely to focus on...
    Make the grade
    Make the grade
    High school principals often boast about their matric results and the achievements of their sports teams. Boys-only schools are likely to focus on...
    Nip fraud in the bud
    Nip fraud in the bud
    What strategies are in place to prevent or limit the fraudulent use of school monies?