Monthly Archives: February 2016

This much I know about…how stopping Year 11 interventions will help protect our mental health and improve our well-being

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about how stopping Year 11 interventions will help protect our mental health and improve our well-being. Stop the interventions. We had … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why it is tempting to teach to the examination board-endorsed text book

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 it is tempting to teach to the examination board-endorsed text book. Glenys Stacey calls for a … Continue reading

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This much I know about…who is speaking at researchED, York this summer

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about who is speaking at researchED, York this summer.   Saturday 9 July 2016 It’s approaching three … Continue reading

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This much I know about…my dad’s essential self

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, 31 years since his passing, this much I know about my dad’s essential self. Judging by the parched ground, this photograph of my dad was taken … Continue reading

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