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A Vision for Education in 2040 – Part 2

May 26, 2013


This is my second post in response to the inaugural meeting of the SSAT’s Vision 2040 group earlier this week. In the first post ( I imagined how things in 2040 might look from my own perspective as a retiring teacher. I took the optimistic route (it was ever thus and ever thus will be) […]

A Vision for Education in 2040 – Part 1

May 25, 2013


This week I was one of a number of school leaders who met as part of the SSAT’s Vision 2040 group under the stewardship of Tom Sherrington, the @headguruteacher. The first question Tom put to the group was what we thought teachers and school staff looking in from the outside might expect of us. This […]

There’s only one F in Ofsted

May 19, 2013


Imagine if the teaching profession en masse were given a magic lamp with their very own genie in it, and that every teacher were given a vote on a collective three wishes. There would, I think, be two certainties and one highly contested third wish. The certainties would be that something pretty awful would befall […]

Spirit Levels: Exorcising The Ghost of Assessment Past

May 12, 2013


National Curriculum Levels are dead. That’s the starting point of this post. In secondary schools, at KS3, they have been dead for 5 years now. They were brutally and fatally assaulted with the disastrous KS3 tests of 2007 and then dispatched with a bullet to the head in 2008 when the SATs were scrapped by […]