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With the deputies gone, a new leadership team takes charge at Daubeney Primary School, but the demands of last term have caught up with new headteacher Wanda.
Shortly after the Easter break, Wanda falls ill. In her absence the three new assistant heads are left to hold the fort; a task made even more challenging by the fact that 12 other members of staff are also off sick.
When Wanda returns it is clear there is a lot of work to do: Early Years teaching is entirely overhauled and teachers and TAs are retrained to work with a more child-centred approach.
Some staff find the challenges difficult and Wanda feels she still doesn't have a team. With the help of the Learning Trust Wanda reviews the school's planning policies.
The relentless pressures are taking their toll on everyone and predictably Wanda questions why she became a headteacher. However, when she thinks of all the children she is helping, she remembers what attracted her to the top job.
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Part of the series: New Heads