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The Myth of the ‘Quality of Teaching’

June 29, 2013


If you’re only as good as your last post on a subject then I am completely off my rocker to even try and attempt a second “Myth of…” post. The first one, on “The Myth of Progress Within Lessons” is closing in on 7000 views making it easily my most widely read post (by a […]

Teachmeet Collaborate – Wednesday 25th September 2013

June 25, 2013


“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.” This proverb, happily ‘borrowed’ from a Steve Munby presentation at the Festival of Education, is a pithy reflection of the philosophy that underpins Teachmeet Collaborate. A biannual event this teachmeet, itself a collaboration between Canons High and Park High […]

‘Doing’ Ofsted as a Member of SLT

June 20, 2013


This is the ‘doing’ post I probably didn’t dream that I would be writing this year. It has only just been three years since our last Ofsted inspection, in which we were judged to be outstanding for all categories other than teaching and learning, and yet on Monday lunchtime the call came. And now, on […]

‘Doing’ Teaching Schools as a Member of SLT

June 9, 2013


This ‘doing’ post is all about the work that I have been engaged in as a Deputy Head in the last year and a half or so. It comes with a bit of a health warning in that the school I am employed by is not actually a Teaching School. Last year we received a […]

Give it away. Give it away. Give it away now.

June 3, 2013


This is the most uncomfortable I have been starting a post: much more uncomfortable than I was writing the one about the ten best education policies by Michael Gove. I have spent 36 hours actively mulling over whether to write it now and at least six months pondering the general theme, a theme I touched […]