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Three Issues that Must Be Addressed in 2019

Domestic issues, including education, were well and truly parked last year as Brexit took centre, right and left stage. A few piecemeal announcements added up to very little of substance. However, you sense that many of those who hold the most powerful positions in education sense the need for substantive and coherent change; but will they deliver it?

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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

Texting Your Way to Improved Attendance

The link between good attendance and higher levels of attainment are pretty well established.  Many school leaders talk about “quality teaching first”; I understand and accept the basis of their logic but if a pupil isn’t in the classroom s/he won’t benefit.  You’ve got to get them in first. Continue reading

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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

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