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Using Clever Lands to Help Create Clever Schools

Certain books capture the imagination and open up a world of possibilities.  Lucy Crehan’s (@lucy_crehan) gap year globe-trotting narrative of visiting five high performing PISA countries/states/cities, Clever Lands, is one that has got my mind racing.  That’s a good thing unless you have the misfortune of working with me. Continue reading


Let’s Talk the Profession Up; Nope

Probably not the most cheery blog post title to end the academic year on but it’s getting increasingly galling being told to talk the profession up.  The profession should talk for itself; not individual people but rather the shared, lived experiences. Continue reading

Making Our Teaching, Assessment and Learning Ideas More Visible

I wish I could tell you how long it took to pull together this video but since I didn’t do it I can’t.  Thanks to Liz Horne, Assistant Head teacher, who spent hours and hours on it; we’ve brought alive our Teaching, Assessment & Learning Policy. 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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