Make the Most of Your Half-Term

Make the Most of Your Half-Term
Well done – you made it through the first half-term of the new academic year! Half-term is the perfect time to not only rest and recuperate but also to get out and enjoy yourself before the tricky winter term. Read our tips for making the most of your half term. Read More...

When good teachers go "bad"

When good teachers go "bad"
How does Dr G’s fall from grace translate to the classroom? Well, by now I suspect that many of you reading this have names springing to mind of people you may now be concerned about. The teacher whose behaviour management has slipped to yelling a class into submission, slamming books on tables or flouncing from meetings. Read More...

Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars
Let’s not hide our light under a bushel. If someone is getting good results, lets interrogate why and how so that we can share this more widely. When someone isn’t getting the results, again, what is different about them and their approach and how can we change it?... If we don’t aim for the stars we can never reach them. Read More...

Research Based Practice - The Art of a Great Question

Research Based Practice - The Art of a Great Question
As a principal of a primary academy in Kent, I have the challenge of engaging fifty seven staff in continuing professional development that will enthuse them to create an inspirational school for all who work and learn within its walls. Two years ago I introduced a new element of CPD for my teaching staff. I asked each teacher to take on one research based appraisal target. Read More...

Maybe I'll be a Teacher?

Maybe I'll be a Teacher?
We caught up with secondary school pupil Alexandra Pieri studying, English Literature, Art and Media Studies who hopes to go on and study English Literature at university before potentially undertaking her teacher training to become an English teacher. Read More...

Playing Truant

Playing Truant
Taking the first couple of days of term as leave, although entirely legitimate, feels like playing truant, so why on earth am I writing this? Not only am I playing truant from the office, but I’ve also stolen a few hours leave from motherhood as Himself takes the small peeps to a theme park. Read More...

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day
Today is World Tourism Day! For most people tourism is an interesting and vital part of going on holiday and is an excellent way to embed yourself in the culture of the country you are visiting. But don’t forget that you can be a tourist at home too! Read More...

Humbled by Harvest

Humbled by Harvest
Harvest time in school brings an opportunity to truly develop an understanding of giving and thanksgiving. The gift of generosity to our fellow is a powerful lesson for both children and adults alike... Read More...
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