Category Archives: General educational issues

This much I know about…what the new GCSEs tell us about our students’ attainment

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about what the new GCSEs tell us about our students’ attainment. Before you read any further, I would … Continue reading

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This much I know about… how, despite our best efforts, we are failing the students who need us most

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about how, despite our best efforts, we are failing the students who need us most. On 17 … Continue reading

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This much I know about a simple way to monitor our pupils’ mental health.

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about a simple way to monitor our pupils’ mental health. This coming week, the 6th – 12th … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the School Funding Crisis and the National Funding Formula.

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 School Funding Crisis and the National Funding Formula. It is time to put my head … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why Geoff Barton should be ASCL’s new General Secretary

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about why Geoff Barton should be ASCL’s new General Secretary. It is time for the Association of School … Continue reading

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This much I know about…’The Ladybird Book of Edu-Twitter’ (with apologies to @primarypercival)

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 Ladybird Book of Edu-Twitter’ (with apologies to @primarypercival). A bit of fun which became, for … Continue reading

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This much I know about…a new concept of headship in a MAT-centric school-led system

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about a new concept of headship in a MAT-centric school-led system. An ego-free Headteacher is a rare … Continue reading

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