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10 Things All Great Teachers Do

10 Things All Great Teachers Do

10 Things All Great Teachers Do by Gavin McCormack Principal at Farmhouse Montessori School   Teachers shape the future of our world. They educate our future leaders, and the responsibility of our planet lies in their hands. Quite often we don’t give...
A Pastoral View From My Perspective

A Pastoral View From My Perspective

A Pastoral View From My Perspective by Karen Dwyer-Burchill Head Teacher, Project Lead & Founder of a proposed Free School     Detentions did not necessarily improve behaviour Back in the ’90s, I’d come from a country where the teaching profession...
Two Fingers Up To The System

Two Fingers Up To The System

Two Fingers Up To The System by Phil Sharrock Dad, Foster Carer, Free thinking Headteacher, Motorbike Rider.     It’s About Sticking Two Fingers Up The question that gets asked to me constantly as an experienced Headteacher is “How did you get your...
The Power of Languages

The Power of Languages

The Power of Languages Andrew Davies- Deputy Headteacher and Doctor of Education candidate   I once heard a joke that said, “If you speak two languages, it’s bilingual… if you speak three languages, it’s trilingual… if you speak one language, it’s English.”...
Racism – Alive and Kicking in 2019

Racism – Alive and Kicking in 2019

Racism – Alive and Kicking in 2019 by Gwyneth Gibson Headteacher Lea Manor High School by Gwyneth Gibson   One way in which antagonistic racist ideologies has manifest, even as recent as this week, is on the football field. Fans of Montenegro chanted monkey...
The National Curriculum – Thanks For Nothing!

The National Curriculum – Thanks For Nothing!

The National Curriculum – Thanks For Nothing! By Phil Sharrock, Dad, Foster Carer, Successful Headteacher and Motorbike rider   I did a little post on LinkedIn last week and 20,000 views later and with well over 100 comments I seem to have touched a nerve...
Retro Video Games and Resilience

Retro Video Games and Resilience

  Retro Video Games and Resilience By Jon Tait Deputy Headteacher and Director of Acklam Grange Teaching School Twitter @TeamTait, LinkedIn @JonTait     Retro Video Games and Resilience – We talk a lot about developing resilience in our students,...
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) by Jules Daulby, julesdaulby@gmail.com All teachers should know about Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and yet compared to autism and dyslexia, they do not. Professor Bishop in her Winter lecture (link below) calls it the...
Is Your Middle Finger Holding You Back?

Is Your Middle Finger Holding You Back?

Is your middle finger holding you back? It does not need to be that way. By Tracy Shand Boardingologist. Author. Maths Teacher. http://www.boardingology.com/ http://www.simplyboarding.com/   It is time for you to do some holiday homework NOW, educational...
Pastoral Care – Speak Out!

Pastoral Care – Speak Out!

Pastoral Care – Speak Out! by Karen Dwyer-Burchill Priorities For Children Is Clear   While there have been many reforms and changes across my time in teaching, the priority in education has always been clear:   ‘Every child and young person can access...
The Internet Of Things In Schools

The Internet Of Things In Schools

The Internet Of Things In Schools by Elliot Smith “Applied Smart Cities bring together academic possibilities with practical deployments. They work with a range of trusted partners to provide support, solutions and programme management to deliver collaborative,...
Our “Left-Handed” Journey!

Our “Left-Handed” Journey!

Our “Left-Handed” Journey! By Mark Stewart       Although my wife and I, along with our eldest son are all right-handed, our youngest son is completely left-sided. So, he is left eye dominant, left hand and left foot dominant as well! And...
Female Leadership: Can You Have It All?

Female Leadership: Can You Have It All?

Female Leadership: Can You Have It All? by Rebecca Glover     Would A Man Be Asked To Write About Male Leadership? As I start to write this the first thing that comes to mind is why? Would a man be asked to write about male leadership? Probably not… have we...
Digital Innovation at Bristol Harbourside

Digital Innovation at Bristol Harbourside

Digital Innovation at Bristol Harbourside by Julie Snell, CEO, Bristol is Open   In today’s world we are evolving technology solutions to real life issues faster than ever before. We are seeing the world populations moving toward urbanisation which is putting a...

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