Monthly Archives: January 2016

This much I know about…doing maths GCSE questions

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about doing maths GCSE questions. This begins a short series of activities about teaching students how to develop … Continue reading

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This much I know about…having fun at school (and a great Bowie tribute!)

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about having fun at school (and a great Bowie tribute!). Laughter is the best medicine. I am … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why successful recruitment is all about cultural fit

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about why successful recruitment is all about cultural fit. Vision matters. Eight years ago to the week … Continue reading

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This much I know about…my missed opportunity with David Beckham

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about my missed opportunity with David Beckham.   Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the pain of ignoring the evidence and guessing instead

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about the pain of ignoring the evidence and guessing instead. When it came to golf, I completed … Continue reading

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