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About johntomsett

Headteacher in York. All views are my own.

This much I know about…the importance of implementation to improve student outcomes

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about the importance of implementation to improve student outcomes. Authentic implementation of school improvement interventions is the … Continue reading

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This much I know about…making evidence work in schools and the World Cup!

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about making evidence work in schools and the World Cup! Out of nowhere I am suddenly excited … Continue reading

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This much I know about…education, a tie-pin and having a choice in life

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about education, a tie-pin and having a choice in life. It is 15 June 1940. Ernest Harry … Continue reading

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This much I know about…subject specific pedagogy

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about subject specific pedagogy. Recently, I have been posing a question to anyone who teaches which goes … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how examination boards are making the teacher recruitment and retention crisis worse

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about how examination boards are making the teacher recruitment and retention crisis worse. This conversation happened yesterday … Continue reading

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This much I know about…metacognition and self-regulation

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about metacognition and self-regulation. As Jim Royle would say, “Magic dust, my ****!” If you read all … Continue reading

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This much I know about…being an agnostic

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about being an agnostic. When it comes to religion, I am an agnostic, I think. So it was … Continue reading

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