Monthly Archives: October 2012

This much I know about…why my dad still matters!

At the age of 48, and as it’s his birthday, this much I know about why my dad still matters! The Guardian Family page always does it. The article today about the man who struggled to have the meaningful final … Continue reading

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This much I know about…an alternative to the English Baccalaureate Certificate

I have been a Headteacher for over nine years now and, at the age of 48, this much I know about an alternative to the English Baccalaureate Certificate. If Jeremy Hunt announced a backward-looking reform to appendix operations which would … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the type of Headteacher I want to be

I have been a Headteacher for over nine years now and, at the age of 48, this much I know about the type of Headteacher I want to be. I am increasingly unsure about what kind of Headteacher I want … Continue reading

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This much I know about…teaching disengaged 15 year old boys

I have been a teacher of English for 24 years and this much I know about teaching disengaged 15 year old boys (most, if not all, of which will be obvious). Eighteen months ago we withdrew 14 C/D borderline disengaged … Continue reading

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