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Solving the Marking Workload Problem

Having provided the necessary click bait in the title; I’m very tempted to write my shortest ever blog by giving the following solution “You must do less marking, as a teacher; demand less marking, as a school leader or parent”.  End of; problem solved. Continue reading


Over Marking and Under Planning?

Marking in many schools has reached fetish level.  It’s out of all balance with other key activities teachers must undertake most noticeably planning.  Ofsted reports, for too many years, have obsessed about marking – I managed a hat-trick of marking as a key issue for action in consecutive reports over a decade – but subject and curriculum planning is rarely mentioned. Continue reading

Bring Your Best and Your Worst #MarkingScrutiny

As the saying goes, “If I had a pound for every policy I’ve written over the years I would have retired ages ago.”  However, if I had a pound for every policy which has had a huge positive impact on children’s life chances or reducing teachers’ workload I may be a bit more impoverished. Continue reading

Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing (New Book)

Liminal Leadership


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