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On Reaching the Point of Retirement

Please don’t ask me; I’ve no ideas where the years have gone. Nearly thirty two years ago I walked into Notre Dame School, Blackburn as a probationary teacher and the intervening years are now all a bit of a blur. In a “this much I know” reflective moment; I’ve worked too hard, on too many of the wrong things, for too long throughout my career.

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5 Tips for Creating a More Evidence Informed School

Building an evidence informed school is a process not an event.  If you commit; you’ll need to commit for many years to plan and implement a strategy and many more to embed and make it an inevitable part of the culture.  Part of everyone’s leadership and classroom practice. Continue reading

The 3Rs of Working with Disadvantaged Pupils

Statistically, working in a school with a large number of disadvantaged pupils of white ethnic origin isn’t likely to lead to many accolades or much acknowledgement.  Blackpool is one such town; fortunately there is no all boys’ school; the hardest of the hard school improvement miles is raising attainment and showing good progress for white disadvantaged boys. Continue reading

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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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