Monthly Archives: June 2014

This much I know about…accurate terminology to describe students’ effort

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about accurate terminology to describe students’ effort. Words matter. And in a school, words which describe student performance matter more … Continue reading

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This much I know about…speaking at the Oxford Union

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about speaking at the Oxford Union. I have written about bridging the gap between independent and state schools … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how you can be involved in our EEF Research Project

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about how you can be involved in our EEF Research Project. Research-leads Improving Students’ Education – RISE … Continue reading

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This much I know about…Northern Rocks 2014

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about Northern Rocks 2014. It takes time to grow into the North. In my first term as a Headteacher, … Continue reading

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