Category Archives: General educational issues

This much I know about…the trouble with educational research

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about the trouble with educational research. Like my imaginary teacher, Masie Tubbs, the vast majority of teachers do … Continue reading

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This much I know about…working out what works: researchED 2013

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about working out what works: researchED 2013. I value authenticity, hence the title of our presentation, Leading … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the potential for Twitter and Blogging to engender an Education Spring

I have been a teacher of English for 24 years, a Headteacher for 9 years and, at the age of 48, this much I know about the the potential for Twitter and Blogging to engender an Education Spring. Blogging and … Continue reading

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This much I know about…bridging the independent-state school divide

I have been a teacher of English for 24 years, a Headteacher for 9 years and, at the age of 48, this much I know about bridging the independent-state school divide. All our certainties seem to be crumbling away. In our … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the number one shift in UK education I wish to see in my lifetime

#Blogsync post number 1. http://share.edutronic.net/ I have been a teacher of English for 24 years, a Headteacher for 9 years and, at the age of 48, this much I know about the number one shift in UK education I wish … Continue reading

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This much I know/have recently learnt about…developing curriculum and assessment

I have been a teacher of English for 24 years, a Headteacher for 9 years and one of the Headteachers’ Roundtable for a matter of weeks, and, at the age of 48, this much I know/have recently learnt about developing … 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 Pupil Premium

I have been a Headteacher for 9 years and this much I know about the Pupil Premium. Sam Ellis told an audience of ASCL members some time ago that the Tory element of the Coalition hated the Pupil Premium because … Continue reading

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This much I know about…my 1970s education (because that’s where we’re heading)

I’ve been teaching 24 years and at the age of 48 this much I know about my 1970s education. The Gove/Clegg plans for the English Baccalaureate are so obviously wrong. There are many education professionals who have already expressed their … Continue reading

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This much (I think) I know about…the English Language GCSE debacle!

I have been a teacher of English for 24 years and a Headteacher for 9 years and at the age of 48 this much (I think) I know about the English Language GCSE debacle. The Roman playwright Terence wrote, Nothing … Continue reading

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