Category Archives: Other stuff

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…’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 teacher’s most valuable legacy

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 teacher’s most valuable legacy. What does it matter if you leave a legacy? Recently, one of my … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the Brexit dishonesty of Gove and Johnson

Insularity breeds contempt. In my first job at Eastbourne Sixth Form College I was tutoring a student. I asked him whether he had ever been to Brighton. He replied with some disdain, “No way. It’s full of crooks and queers.” … Continue reading

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This much I know about…Jo Cox’s murder and the worth of public service

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about Jo Cox’s murder and the worth of public service. At 5.10 pm last Thursday I was … Continue reading

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This much I know about…Happiness

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about Happiness. Between patrolling the school corridors, ensuring Year 11 are still revising hard and checking the examination halls … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how our colleagues are first and foremost people

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 our colleagues are first and foremost people. Do what I tell you to do because … Continue reading

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