Category Archives: School Leadership

This much I know about…how Progress 8 might just be a proxy measure for poverty and EAL

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 Progress 8 might just be a proxy measure for poverty and EAL. It is worth pointing out … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how Manchester’s disadvantaged students beat York’s every time

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 Manchester’s disadvantaged students beat York’s every time. How much do we really prioritise provision for our … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how, as school leaders, we have to solve the recruitment crisis ourselves

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, as school leaders, we have to solve the recruitment crisis ourselves. No more blame game. It … Continue reading

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This much I know about…being teased by colleagues

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 teased by colleagues. A few weeks back during a full staff briefing I moaned about the younger … Continue reading

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This much I know about…treating teachers well and helping them manage their workload

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about treating teachers well and helping them manage their workload. My last post about our Outstanding OFSTED judgement … Continue reading

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This much I know about…our Outstanding OFSTED judgement

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about our Outstanding OFSTED judgement. Too much of sport operates under the tyranny of the result…the core principle … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how research evidence stopped me judging individual lessons

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 research evidence stopped me judging individual lessons. Becoming a school which bases its practice on a combination … Continue reading

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