Reducing the burden of Email

Leadership, Learning

I was at university when I was handed my first email account.  What am I supposed to do with this I thought?  Just as we can’t really recall a world before YouTube (12th Feb 2005!) or Facebook (February 2004! – I got married in 2004 for heaven’s sake) it seems very hard to imagine a […]

December 12, 2017

Ethiopia School visit day 1

Leadership, Learning

So today was my first visit to Ada Secondary School in Bishoftu in the Oromia region in Ethiopia.  We are here with two other teachers, Mrs Marcus-Parker and Mrs Wilson and three-year 13 students.   We are visiting Ada Secondary as part of our partnership with Link Ethiopia a group we have worked with for a number […]

October 27, 2017

An evening with Ron Berger


I was fortunate to be able to attend the Ron Berger evening held at the Campsmount academy in Doncaster last week.  Ron was invited over by the XL academy group as they are looking to employ Ron’s model of project based learning, (PBL) in their new free school. I had read Ron’s book, An Ethic […]

June 25, 2013

Expert Lesson Planning

Leadership, Learning, Teaching

I have been thinking about lesson planning a lot recently, both as a process that we all need to understand more fully and as a strategy for developing teacher practise in school.  This reflection started when reviewing our lesson observation feedback.  We have seen all of our staff teach over the past few months and have some […]

April 26, 2013

Good to outstanding teaching – some thoughts

Learning, Teaching

This post is an extension of a post I made during my ongoing work on the Good to Outstanding teaching online unit as part of the National College’s Head Start programme.  It was in a response to two questions. As a Headteacher, how can you use lesson observations to move teaching from Good to Outstanding? What is […]

January 21, 2013

Game, set and mindset – SLTeachmeet London

Leadership, Learning, Teachmeet

Here is a copy of the Prezi I delivered at the first SLTeachmeet on the 6th of December.

December 9, 2012

Response to the English Baccalaureate Consultation

Leadership, Learning

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 […]

December 7, 2012