‘I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.’ Art Williams So, teacher workload has once again been thrust into the spotlight. In recent speeches, both David Hinds and Amanda Spielman announced it was to be a key focus on their watch. Round of applause. […]
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Save Your Day
‘That hideous tie so kindly meant’ John Betjeman. During his time as Chief Inspector of Schools (2002-2006), Sir David Bell was once asked what he missed most about being in school. A former teacher himself, he recalled that, no matter how bad things were going or how down you might be feeling, a young person […]
Preparing our children for a world that does not exist
– how schools can make the difference. We live in a rapidly changing world. A world in which, statisticians claim, 80% of the jobs our children will do have not yet been invented. (more…)
Finding The Moral Imperative
& The Art of Asking Brilliant questions. I’ve been living on a wing and a prayer and if you don’t know where you’re going any road’ll take you there. George Harrison Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Live the questions now. Perhaps you […]
Answering the Call
Another of my headteacher friends has received the dreaded OFSTED call. I always resisted the temptation to train for the Inspectorate as I just couldn’t imagine being someone schools dreaded hearing from; whom, when in school, staff avoided like the plague; and whose leaving was celebrated with a party! Don’t get me wrong, some of […]
Is it me?
Why is it that when you eat a 2lb box of chocolates you appear to put on 5lbs!? I always struggled with maths and this hasn’t helped.