Category Archives: School Leadership

This much I know about…how I have transformed my own teaching

I have been a teacher for 31 years, a Headteacher for 16 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about how I have transformed my own teaching. I never thought I would transform my teaching in … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why a teacher’s job is more important than ever

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about why a teacher’s job is more important than ever. One of my favourite reads of the … Continue reading

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This much I know about…what I am doing to make my Alastair Campbell jam jar taller

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about what I am doing to make my Alastair Campbell jam jar taller. To say I know … Continue reading

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This much I know about…why OFSTED should stop making 1-4 judgements of schools

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about why OFSTED should stop making 1-4 judgements of schools. Cartoon by Stan Dupp “Schools with good … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how our school’s values underpin how we all behave

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 our school’s values underpin how we all behave. It is hard to find a colleague … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how the budget squeeze is forcing school leaders to gamble

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 the budget squeeze is forcing school leaders to gamble. First, some key data. When I … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how we own, we shape and we celebrate our curriculum

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 we own, we shape and we celebrate our curriculum. My friend and collaborator, Tom Sherrington, … Continue reading

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