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Every Child, Every Grade – the problem with progress 8

As we are all too aware, turbulence and frequent changes in accountability measures are creating a culture of uncertainty in education in recent times,¬†and here lies the inherent problem. This academic year will see yet another significant change in how the Government’s new “fairer” progress 8 accountability measure is calculated, meaning more shifting goalposts. Yes, … Continue reading

Growing Your Own – Sustainable Leadership

We’ve all seen it or perhaps even experienced it first hand; the charismatic Headteacher who turns around an underperforming school, only to see all this work unravel within months of the inevitable successive promotion to¬†another educational setting. Now, I’m not condemning the aspiration of colleagues like this, but I do feel that sustainability has to … Continue reading

Re-shaping Teaching & Learning

As the journey to shifting our whole school approach to teaching and learning continues, I thought I would post an update as recent conversations with colleagues in other schools seem to indicate that there are still anxieties, elements of uncertainty and a perception of apprehensiveness with moving to ungraded lessons. I would ask why? If … Continue reading

Bringing The Real World Into Learning – BETT 2015

I thought it prudent to set the scene ahead of my BETT talk and also provide a brief insight for the benefit of those people who cannot be there, without giving too much away for those that will be! I’ll be publishing a detailed blog on my BETT experience following the show, so please sign … Continue reading

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