Self-improving School System

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Teachers Doing It for Themselves? #WorldClassTeacher

It can be really difficult to suspend your disbelief when politicians start making decent suggestions just prior to a general election.  However, to help bring us back down to Earth step forward SMW.  It’s been a funny old week. Continue reading


Better Inspection for All … Is that the Right Question?

I’ve always believed that in an election you have a responsibility to vote.  This freedom has been hard won and we should cherish it. Continue reading

#Imagine … No Ofsted

In John Lennon’s famous song Imagine he thinks the unthinkable and then imagines what the World would be like.  Imagine if we did the same.  If we don’t imagine a better future and then construct it, someone else will.  It’s time for us to take control of the agenda.  Imagine there’s no Ofsted, it’s Easy if you try.
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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

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The thinking behind the #5MinBehaviourPlan and our whole school approach to managing behaviour.

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When Feedback Met Bloom

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