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September 2015

A NEW approach to Lesson Observations 2015/16

It's time to rethink the way my school approaches lesson observations again. I have not done traditional graded lesson observations for some time now and have flit between thinking this is a good and a bad idea. In truth I... Continue Reading →

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Why I Think Parents Should Not Have the Power to Sack The Headteacher

“I pity the fool who stands in the way of a parent and their child’s happiness…” If Mr T was Education Minister he may have said this, gold chains dangling in the setting sun casting light across his angry sneer.... Continue Reading →

“It is SO much easier now to be a head” Sir Michael Wilshaw

It’s still September and it’s still positive BLOG month for me. So, how do I respond to the Schools Week front page Michael Wilshaw quote? “It is so much easier now to be a head.” Firstly, I really enjoy reading... Continue Reading →

The Promise of a New School Year

I wasn’t looking forward to it but once it started it felt great to be back at school this week. At first it was a little like being in the Banksy Caravan Simulator - familiar but disorientating. But as the... Continue Reading →

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