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Ofsted #MythBuster – Speaking Truth to Power

If you amend the title slightly – speaking truth to power, discuss – you end up with the type of question I might ask when helping some of our Sixth Formers prepare for a university interview. They tend to dive straight in rather than dissecting the statement and starting a discussion around the two axes of the question; truth and power.

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Let’s Go Big or Go Home: Laying the Foundations of Workload Reform

Workload reduction isn’t one thing; it’s different things to different people.  Planning, marking, data and making resources could be a burden or a core part of their professional work; it may vary depending on the level of collaboration and extent of autonomy allowed. Continue reading

3 Must Do’s to Keep and Get Teachers … Because We Are Standing On the Edge

“Building bridges across the chaos… because we are standing on the edge”

Liminal Leadership

We feel closer to the edge than ever before; there are bright spots in the education system but overall it feels stressed, appears fractured and lacks a cohesive national narrative. Insufficient funding is affecting provision for pupils and limiting teachers’ salaries; excessive invalid accountability is creating perverse incentives and fear leading to poor short term decision-making plus there is a woeful lack of retention and recruitment. Dr. Mary Bousted wrote a brilliant article for SecEd that you can read here.

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Educating with Purpose – The Heart of What Matters

Liminal Leadership

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