Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

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…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…the golden thread made real in a moment of pedagogic magic!

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 golden thread made real in a moment of pedagogic magic! Re-presenting a moment in time using … 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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This much I know about…teaching students how to write a paragraph with deliberate precision

I have been a teacher for 29 years, a Headteacher for 14 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about teaching students how to write a paragraph with deliberate precision. Teaching students how to write with deliberate precision … Continue reading

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This much I know about…the importance of teaching students the skills to broaden their vocabulary

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 teaching students the skills to broaden their vocabulary. Words matter more than ever. … Continue reading

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