Author Archives: johntomsett

About johntomsett

Headteacher in York. All views are my own.

This much I know about…art, family, friends and the essential self

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about art, family, friends and the essential self. Scotland at Easter is special. Every year since 2005 … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how I have become a very boring teacher!

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about how I have become a very boring teacher! I have become a very boring teacher. In … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the importance of Huntington School’s Arts Festival

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about the importance of Huntington School’s Arts Festival. I wish I could play a musical instrument. At primary … Continue reading

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This much I know about…hay bales, Heaney and what to do before the sun sets

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about hay bales, Heaney and what to do before the sun sets. Two days ago I rose … Continue reading

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This much I know about…an inept attempt to improve students’ literacy skills

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about an inept attempt to improve students’ literacy skills. Implementation rules! About seven years ago we had a … Continue reading

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This much I know about…solving the teacher recruitment and retention crisis

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about solving the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. For a long time now I have been articulating … Continue reading

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This much I know about…different perspectives, flexible working practices, and Carlos Alberto

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about different perspectives, flexible working practices, and Carlos Alberto. We all have our points of view. As … Continue reading

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