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Life is Too Short for This Level of Pressure (We Can Change It)

This Easter was spent visiting family in Australia.  On our first day, after a coffee at the Corner Shop in Yarraville, Melbourne, we visited the Sun Bookshop.  Browsing around I picked up a book by Bronnie Ware, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying – A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing.  Possibly not the most cheery title but I’m in reflective mood these days; more reflective than usual. Continue reading


It’s Time to Tell Ofsted What You Think

Please find below a set of bullet points jointly prepared by Headteachers’ Roundtable and WorthLess? Group.  In producing them we have taken advice and been supported by a range of colleagues and educational professionals. Continue reading

Please Don’t Just Give Teachers Curriculum Documents and Resources

The latest flavour of the month to reduce workload is giving teachers curriculum documents and resources, to save them time and energy.  Produce them centrally; share or sell them to the masses and workload will be significantly reduced.  Another magic bullet has been fired … and will miss the target. 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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