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
It would be good to think that the toxic culture that currently pervades too many of our schools is coming to an end. I sense we have a way to go; there are still a lot of different practices that need to be replaced; it’ll take time, courage and wisdom. The costs in terms of people lost from the profession and the waste of money on things that don’t work or matter can no longer be afforded. Continue reading
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.