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Moving On and Moving On

Its been an disorientating time of life; the last year or so. Losing mum and dad, deciding to retire and selling our house; many of life’s more stressful events rolled into a twelve month period. It’ll all take some getting use to but life continues to be good and blessed in many ways.

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Accountability in a Post Timpson World

The Timpson Review is a timely and well-meaning attempt to address a small but significant issue; the pretence of school improvement, in a small number of schools and academy trusts, through cohort change, with a consequential negative impact on children and young people’s life chances. Continue reading

First Thoughts on the Timpson Review

The Timpson Review has been a long time in producing and almost as long being edited by the Department for Education.  Talk of proposals being “watered down” has come from a number of sources; that would be a real shame given the ambition and work of the group writing the report. Continue reading

New Book: Liminal Leadership

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It won't get your marking done in five minutes but will help your structure your marking so you and the students get the most out of it.


Getting the behaviour of students right, in the class room, is the challenge for every teacher. This simple planner will take you through the main stages required to help you achieve a purposeful learning envionment


Ideas and the thinking behind a professional development to help improve the quality of teaching and learning. Keep the learning tight, the lesson plan loose and focus on the learners

Planning to Get Behaviour Right: Research Plus Experience

The thinking behind the #5MinBehaviourPlan and our whole school approach to managing behaviour.

Education for Wisdom

Why the four knowledge dimensions (covering knowledge and skills) and a moral compass are at the heart of an outstanding education.

When Feedback Met Bloom

A look at the power of Feedback to students using Bloom's four knowledge dimensions

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