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23
Feb

4 questions your assessment data should answer

How useful is your assessment data? Does it focus on supporting teaching and promoting learning or the tracking and monitoring of progress? What has the most impact on the...

20
Feb

High impact teaching

Teachers and leaders across the country are being encouraged to tackle their workload and ditch anything that doesn't have an impact on learning. So what could be the biggest...

14
Feb

How do schools define progress?

With the abolition of Levels during the National Curriculum reform of 2014, schools were presented with an opportunity to break away from an assessment and points based...

07
Feb

Where have all the teachers gone?

I started my teaching career in the late 1980’s and remember the first time I was introduced to my new school colleagues at a “Baker day,” the predecessor to today’s “Inset...

02
Feb

An easy fix to tackling workload with effective curriculum planning

Is your school finding the recording and monitoring of curriculum coverage a time-consuming and relentless task? If so then you are not alone.

15
Jan

Steps to take that tackle teacher workload

Teacher recruitment, retention and absence is starting to reach epidemic proportions in today's schools. It is increasingly evident that as school leaders converse with each...

08
Jan

Are school leaders like football managers?

I have been sharing my views on the similarities of leading a school and being a manager of a football club, for many years. It seems ironic that the leaders with the best...

28
Dec

It is time for reflective leadership?

Today's schools have never been so much in the spotlight. Their perfomances are being constantly judged and compared. The success or failure of a school is attributed to the...

19
Dec

Are data drops impacting on your workload?

We have an obsession in UK schools for data and analysis. The feeling seems to be if it can't be measured it can't be important. Schools must start to weigh up the need for...

12
Dec

Why did you get into teaching - the results

What inspired you to join the teaching profession?

Everyone has their own reasons for becoming a teacher. It is more than the flippant comments of the short days and long...