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30
May

The impact of the school funding formula

School funding has been an issue throughout my career. I have taught in five different education authorities and two different academy trusts. Each had its funding challenges...

25
May

Learning isn't linear

School leaders are obsessed with data. And this has impacted on their teaching staff. . In schools throughout the country, data has become the major benchmark for schools. ...

23
May

When should school leaders implement change?

Change is inevitable, but when should it happen? Do changes need to be subtle - changing or realigning in direction, or are they radical with a major change of direction?

18
May

Does your curriculum have wow-factor?

When I was eight years old, my class made a working volcano. Fast forward three years and I was snowed in during a school trip, which was a great excuse to build snow caves. 

16
May

How can schools invest in their teachers?

Headteachers around the country are in despair at the potential impact of the revised funding formula for their schools. 

11
May

How to build a strong and effective teaching team

How did Leicester City win the English football premiership in 2016/2017? There were so many theories but, according to the pundits, it shouldn't have happened.

09
May

Do teachers really have a lot of holidays?

Every teacher has heard it. A single sentence that dismisses the challenges of teacher workload. When interacting with non-teachers, it won't be long before you hear the...

04
May

Why are we facing a teacher recruitment crisis? 

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers. You get to make a difference to children's lives and prepare them for the future. Everyone has memories of teachers. Every...

02
May

How does your school manage teacher workload?

Teacher workload crisis? What teacher workload crisis?! Whether the DfE accepts it or not, there is definitely a workload crisis in UK schools. It's not about being negative or...