School Teachmeets – A vital part in Continuing Professional Development

I am really proud of our CPD model this year.  We have a very thorough review period in school from October to February and during this time the SLT will observe every teacher teach and review every single department in the school.  We collate the lesson observation judgements of course but we place just as… Read More School Teachmeets – A vital part in Continuing Professional Development

Lesson Observations and the cycle of school improvement

We are just past the mid point of the February half term holiday and so roughly half way through the academic year.  Our school improvement journey has progressed at great speed throughout the first half of the year and our leadership team has just finished observing every single member of staff in school.  This is a first for me.  I have… Read More Lesson Observations and the cycle of school improvement

Challenges for Senior Leadership – the dangers of a GOTcha culture.

The aim of this article is to encourage you to reflect on your dominant leadership approach in your day to day work.  Do you operate a GOTCha attitude, striving to catch colleagues not doing what they are supposed to be doing, letting the team down or acting like one of the lazy teachers Sir Michael… Read More Challenges for Senior Leadership – the dangers of a GOTcha culture.

Response to the English Baccalaureate Consultation

There will be many of the sceptics out there, and I am certainly a sceptic of the so-called consultation process for the new EBC’s, who will say why bother writing anything about the proposed changes….he will not listen. Of course they are right, to a point.  I am not anywhere near arrogant enough to suppose he will consider my… Read More Response to the English Baccalaureate Consultation