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This much I know about…how not to recruit, thanks to fellow Headteacher Stuart Simmonds

I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about how not to recruit, thanks to fellow Headteacher Stuart Simmonds. From the BBC series People Like … Continue reading

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This much I know about…having fun at school (and a great Bowie tribute!)

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a Headteacher for 12 years and, at the age of 51, this much I know about having fun at school (and a great Bowie tribute!). Laughter is the best medicine. I am … Continue reading

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This much I know about…an unlikely literary lesson for the next Labour leader

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about an unlikely literary lesson for the next Labour leader. Jane Austen knew her stuff. Thematically, Pride and … Continue reading

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This much I know about…revising on 8 May 2015

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50 this much I know about revising on 8 May 2015. Stick with this… Comment on whether a cut in tax rates will … Continue reading

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This much I know about…what I learnt yesterday at the Sutton Trust-Gates Summit

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about what I learnt yesterday at the Sutton Trust-Gates Summit. Jet lag is a price worth paying. Sleepless, … Continue reading

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This much I know about…where my poetry comes from

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about where my poetry comes from. If you listen carefully, people’s stories can be the raw material … Continue reading

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This much I know about…what a Growth Mindset culture looks like for real

  I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about what a Growth Mindset culture looks like for real.    

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