Redesigning Schools

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Manifesto Pledges and Rallying Cries #GE2017

With a snap General Election announced the political parties will be hurriedly preparing their manifestos and thinking up key sound bites to woo the electorate. Most recent manifesto pledges have left me somewhere between despair and anger. As such I thought I’d get in early and propose a few for consideration. Continue reading


Teacher Crisis: Deal with the Causes Not the Symptoms

The Education Select Committee published its report on teacher recruitment and retention today.  I’m increasingly impressed with the work the committee is doing led by its Chair, Neil Carmichael MP. Continue reading

Chartered College of Teachers; Sign Me Up

The Chartered College of Teaching is an independent professional membership body for the teaching profession. The aim of the Chartered College is to support teachers in delivering the best education possible.  It launches its founding members’ scheme today. 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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