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Ofsted’s Proposed Changes: Destinations or Signposts?

Ofsted has just announced its latest consultation on proposals for short inspections.  My thoughts on it vary hugely depending whether this is the full extent of the changes to be made (destination) or a statement of future intent (a signpost along the way of more radical reform). Continue reading


Playing Russian Roulette with Your Career #HTRTSummit

When speaking at the Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit last week, I twice made the statement that, “Opting to lead a challenging school is like playing Russian roulette with your career”.  It was tweeted, retweeted and liked. Continue reading

Applying to be the Next #HMCI

This is another one of my Mastermind posts; I’ve started (a few weeks ago) so I’ll finish despite the fact that Andrew Morrish has already made a great early move to become the next of Chief Inspector of Schools with his article, Advice for the next Ofsted chief: it’s time to scrap your job. 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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