Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

This much I know about…behaviour management, “flattening the grass” and Mary Myatt

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about behaviour management, “flattening the grass” and Mary Myatt. A simple truth: you cannot teach as well … Continue reading

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This much I know about…reading, vocabulary and missing Alex Quigley!

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 54, this much I know about reading, vocabulary and missing Alex Quigley! I was privileged to work closely with Alex Quigley for … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how to use research evidence to improve both my teaching and my students’ outcomes

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 to use research evidence to improve both my teaching and my students’ outcomes. In this article, … Continue reading

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This much I know about…how I have become a very boring teacher!

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 I have become a very boring teacher! I have become a very boring teacher. In … Continue reading

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This much I know about…an inept attempt to improve students’ literacy skills

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about an inept attempt to improve students’ literacy skills. Implementation rules! About seven years ago we had a … Continue reading

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This much I know about…solving the teacher recruitment and retention crisis

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about solving the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. For a long time now I have been articulating … Continue reading

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This much I know about…different perspectives, flexible working practices, and Carlos Alberto

I have been a teacher for 30 years, a Headteacher for 15 years and, at the age of 53, this much I know about different perspectives, flexible working practices, and Carlos Alberto. We all have our points of view. As … Continue reading

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