Category Archives: Other stuff

This much I know about…daffodils

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about daffodils. The only way to make your cut flowers last is to keep them out of … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why putting your family first matters

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a dad for 17 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about why putting your family first matters. To publish this has been … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the lack of space for student flair in our examination system

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 lack of space for student flair in our examination system. I’ve never used a course … Continue reading

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This much I know about…my nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards!

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about…my nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards! Individual Blog: Tom Sherrington’s blog is a cracker! New Blog: … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why putting on a Summer Show is so important, even if it means having 250 students off timetable for the last fortnight of the school year when OFSTED are due to inspect us at any moment

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 48, this much I know about why putting on a Summer Show is so important, even if it means having 250 students off timetable … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the Strange Bedfellows Project: Creativity and Analysis in an Age of Austerity

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 Strange Bedfellows Project: Creativity and Analysis in an Age of Austerity. Sometimes you intuitively … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why we all need nourishment in challenging times

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 why we all need nourishment in challenging times. We all need to be nourished. … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why the Easter holidays are great!

I have been teaching for 24 years now and, at the age of 48, this much I know about why the Easter holidays are great! Easter is the best holiday of the whole year. It seems like a gift, somehow. And everything is … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why fishing still matters

I have been teaching for 24 years now and at the age of 48, and as it’s the half-term holidays, this much I know about why fishing still matters. Fishing is a boy-dad thing. I can remember as a six … Continue reading

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This much I know about…short stories for your Christmas assembly!

I have been a teacher of English for 24 years and, at the age of 48, this much I know about short stories for your Christmas assembly! I wrote this first short story; it is based on my wife’s account of … Continue reading

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