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This much I know about...Excellence and Growth

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about Excellence and Growth. 1,164 more words

School Leadership

End of the road

Well I think I am at the point where I am am coming to the end of the road of my eduction career. 18 years as a primary teacher, two years in post as a substantive head. 590 more words

Education Leadership

The Workload Conversation by @TeacherToolkit

Over the past month I have been reminded of some simple and important educational values. This blog is about teacher relationships, unnecessary workload and political claptrap. 2,009 more words


Have you heard about the 'experimental free schools' of the 1970s?

Picture a school with no rules, no lesson plans, no uniform, no fees. No admissions process, no hierarchy, no fixed holidays or term times.

I imagine that such a scenario can only be possible as an acceptable state-wide regime in reaction to the institutionalised bleakness depicted in one of Pink Floyd’s most iconic videos, Another Brick in the Wall. 669 more words


Different Spin PT5

This is a new series of blogs I’m writing and they will be on Christian sayings that aren’t necessarily true, bible verses and stories that are sometimes only taught from one perspective or are sometimes only thought to be taken one way but they can be taken another way! 224 more words

Christian Life

My 100th blog post - Hooray for learning!

There are at least a hundred reasons to get excited about the great things happening in APS. What is the best way for me to celebrate my 100th blog posting? 415 more words

Awesome Schools

Risk is good

Let me start by saying that I am not one to take a lot of risks. I don’t like down-hill skiing or driving over the speed limit; I walk the same loop with my dog and I even go the same direction; I did go bungee-jumping in New Zealand once, but only because I couldn’t stand the thought of my daughter feeling that Kevin and Jacob had the courage to jump but Mom could not. 483 more words