Monthly Archives: September 2012

This much I know about…staff well-being

I have been a Headteacher for 9 years and at the age of 48 this much I know about staff well-being. Right now, keeping the fear factor outside the school gates is very difficult. I try hard to resist the … 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 know about…effective Self-Evaluation

I have been a Headteacher for 9 years and at the age of 48 this much I know about effective Self-Evaluation. I used to think more is more! In the past I have battered SLT and staff with Year 11 … Continue reading

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This much I know about what some other people are saying about…Grit!

Here are some useful documents about developing grit in your students: Can you pass the grit test 12-item Grit Scale.08-item Grit Scale Child Adapted Version_0215125312011 8-item Grit 081011 5-item ambition scale093011

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This much I know about…the writing process

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 know about the writing process. When I write I am in my element. If you … 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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