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Education Without Borders #Rohingya

For the last two years, The No Barriers Foundation has worked with schools and charities in developing countries, training teachers and sending classroom resources, as well as dual-language children’s books. We’re doing this because we believe that education is the surest route out of poverty and a child’s chances in life should not depend on geography or gender. Continue reading


The Expert Leader’s Top Priority: More Thunder Less Lightning

I ended #rEDBlackpool by challenging attendees to now go and “create the thunder needed to make evidence informed practice the norm in schools”; this after the lightning flash of a great event.  The idea of thunder and lightning was taken from The Salesperson’s Secret Code by Mills, Ridley, Laker and Chapman; it’s all about communication.  So much of great leadership is. Continue reading

Ofsted’s New Good and Outstanding Risk Assessment Machine

If you’ve ever wondered whether the Big Brother of accountability is watching you; it is now.  Ofsted has always carried out risk assessments within schools using pre-determined thresholds.  It now has a new computerised algorithm to help it identify which good and outstanding schools it should be zooming in on. Continue reading

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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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