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The Great School Improvement Hoax

It’s unsurprising that behaviour is a hot topic on Twitter; people’s different beliefs, experiences and knowledge all play a part.  I am no different.  My experience is rooted in twelve years in the classroom followed by fourteen years of headship. Continue reading

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Ofsted’s New Framework is Beginning to be Exposed

Whilst the new inspection framework won’t be out until the other side of the New Year it’s possible to start hazarding a guess at what it is likely to contain.  Recent letters by Amanda Spielman HMCI, speeches and the release of various pieces of research all point the way. Continue reading

Why We Can No Longer Afford the High Cost Low Trust Surveillance Culture

It would be good to think that the toxic culture that currently pervades too many of our schools is coming to an end.  I sense we have a way to go; there are still a lot of different practices that need to be replaced; it’ll take time, courage and wisdom.  The costs in terms of people lost from the profession and the waste of money on things that don’t work or matter can no longer be afforded. Continue reading

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#5MinMarkingPlan

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.

#5MinBehaviourPlan

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

#Outstandingin10Plus10

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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