The Future of Ofsted

The Future of Ofsted

What schools and school leaders might be able to expect from Her Majesty’s next Chief Inspector

Now that the furore surrounding Amanda Spielman’s appointment has died down somewhat, it is worth looking at what schools and school leaders might be able to expect from Her Majesty’s next Chief Inspector.

27 September 2016/Number of views (3006)/Comments (0)/
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Groups of Schools

Groups of Schools

What's in it for Middle Leaders?

In the era of multi academy trusts, federations and clusters, it is increasingly the case that ‘no school is an island’.

20 September 2016/Number of views (3500)/Comments (0)/
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How praise can lead to self-doubt – and what to do about it

How praise can lead to self-doubt – and what to do about it

How does praise actually affect the mindset and performance of ourselves and our students?

It feels great to be told we are brilliant, and it makes us more successful.

14 September 2016/Number of views (3145)/Comments (0)/
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The year ahead

The year ahead

The start of a new school year

As every teacher will tell you, the start of a new school year brings with it a tangible sense of new beginnings.

06 September 2016/Number of views (3490)/Comments (0)/
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New middle leaders: what issues do they face and what training would help?

New middle leaders: what issues do they face and what training would help?

This group of professionals face a range of challenges when they take up the role.

Newly appointed middle leaders could benefit from some tailored training in their new roles, according to a new research project.

30 August 2016/Number of views (3913)/Comments (0)/
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GCSE Results Day

GCSE Results Day

A set of tips for those of you returning to school

With GCSE results day fast approaching, it is worth remembering that it is not just the pupils who look towards this date with a sense of anticipation.

24 August 2016/Number of views (3178)/Comments (0)/
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Helping women up the career ladder

Helping women up the career ladder

The dearth of women in leadership positions

"If you can't see it, you can't be it," says Vivienne Porritt, of the dearth of women in leadership positions, particularly in secondary schools.

24 August 2016/Number of views (3385)/Comments (0)/
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Theresa May: Don't lose sight of the importance of education as you grapple with Brexit

Theresa May: Don't lose sight of the importance of education as you grapple with Brexit

My advice to Theresa May as she takes over as prime minister: There are no silver bullets in education, and that includes grammar schools

Notes for Theresa May: Don't lose sight of the importance of education as you grapple with Brexit

24 August 2016/Number of views (3264)/Comments (0)/
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Becoming a Deputy

Becoming a Deputy

The difference between a deputy and a middle leader

I decided to become a deputy because I wanted to be able to have a greater, direct influence on pupils, individually and collectively.

24 August 2016/Number of views (3557)/Comments (0)/
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Writing assessment - a possible way forward?

Writing assessment - a possible way forward?

Possible alternatives and ideas for ways forward

I’m writing this blog in the full knowledge that it may cause some strong reactions – it's about assessment after all!

24 August 2016/Number of views (2589)/Comments (0)/
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How praise can lead to self-doubt – and what to do about it

It feels great to be told we are brilliant, and it makes us more successful.

Jackie Beere

The year ahead

As every teacher will tell you, the start of a new school year brings with it a tangible sense of new beginnings.

James Bowen

New middle leaders: what issues do they face and what training would help?

Newly appointed middle leaders could benefit from some tailored training in their new roles, according to a new research project.

Susan Young