Monthly Archives: December 2014

This much I know about…how Katie’s story suggests that target setting might be a rubbish thing to do…

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about how Katie’s story suggests that target setting might be a rubbish thing to do… Citation is flattering. Barry Hymer, who … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the challenge of becoming truly great

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about the challenge of becoming truly great. I always think under par. You have to believe in … Continue reading

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This much I know about…improving both my teaching and my students’ learning, the sequel!

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about improving both my teaching and my students’ learning…the sequel! There is no universal panacea to cure … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the madness of treating colleagues punitively

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about the madness of treating colleagues punitively.   Writing sharply takes time. There is no evidence-base supporting what … Continue reading

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