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It’s the Accountability Not the (Primary) Assessments

With a week to go before the Key Stage 2 SATs it was probably timely for the Education Select Committee to release its report on Primary Assessment. Continue reading

Primary Assessment Matters #TalkingLeaders

Working with Ambition School Leadership (@Ambition_SL), we are looking to host a twitter chat on Monday 20th February 2017 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.  I’ve drafted out a few questions below in the hope that we can crowd source some sensible answers via twitter. Continue reading

What Have the KS1 SATs Ever Done for Us?

It’s a classic piece of Monty Python’s comedy; in The Life of Brian, John Cleese asked the gathered revolutionaries, “So what have the Romans ever done for us?”  This list is pretty impressive. 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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