Lesson Observations and the cycle of school improvement

Leadership, Teaching

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 […]

February 21, 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

Twitter stats and Infographics


I chanced across this great website, Visual.ly following a tweet from @fkelly. I’ve been Twitterized. See my infographic generated by @visually. http://t.co/APtXDzfF — Fearghal Kelly (@fkelly) January 15, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I had a go at creating the same type of infographic as Fearghal did but for some reason it didn’t access my Twitter stats.  Thankfully there are a […]

January 19, 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. https://prezi.com/embed/8o2fbxht4_a8/?bgcolor=ffffff&lock_to_path=0&autoplay=0&autohide_ctrls=0&landing_data=bHVZZmNaNDBIWnNjdEVENDRhZDFNZGNIUE43MHdLNWpsdFJLb2ZHanI0OUVmOXZmYk05RGtuQWNWdkJRWHloRXZ3PT0&landing_sign=8ZBu57ijKaaSSo4tmNvtVfmbvlQuK0kUoPvFfZx36oU

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

Job Application – Interview Stage


I knew my last DHT interview was going to be a more enjoyable experience when the head sat down with the four candidates and said that the most important thing for us to remember was to be ourselves   The DHT position was his first senior appointment as a head and he wanted to make sure he appointed […]

November 2, 2012