Monthly Archives: September 2016

This much I know about…an eloquent, authentic argument against the reintroduction of Grammar Schools

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about an eloquent, authentic argument against the reintroduction of Grammar Schools. Wisdom is priceless. The author of this … Continue reading

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This much I know about…whether stopping extra revision sessions after school works (and why we don’t need Grammar Schools)

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about whether stopping extra revision sessions after school works (and why we don’t need Grammar Schools). Less is … Continue reading

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This much I know about…my researchED 2016 presentation (with video!)

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about my researchED 2016 presentation (with video!). Slides: john-tomsett-red-10-09-16 Video:  

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This much I know about…the Grammar School debate

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about the Grammar School debate. Even Toby Young admits that Grammar Schools do nothing to help social mobility. … Continue reading

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This much I know about…my favourite Growth Mindset moment of the Rio Olympics!

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about…my favourite Growth Mindset moment of the Rio Olympics! Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis won Bronze in the … Continue reading

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