Commitment not Compliance by Teresa Roche
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Commitment not Compliance

Last night colleagues came together for the Christmas Do and I have to say it was the best one I can...

Teresa Roche Teresa Roche
Change is gonna come. by Lena Carter
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Change is gonna come.

We are at a time of great change in our school community. Some endings, some beginnings and some inevitable...

Lena Carter Lena Carter
#womened
Christmas is cancelled by Kate Sawyer

Christmas is cancelled

Last night was our staff night out. Times are tighter for many so instead of a lavish 'do' we opted again...

Kate Sawyer Kate Sawyer
Bin Fear and Embrace Vulnerability by Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Bin Fear and Embrace Vulnerability

We’re all fighting for our lives in one way or another.For some of us that can mean physical challenges...

Jaz Ampaw-Farr Jaz Ampaw-Farr
#womened
What Am I Made Of? by Bryn Goodman

What Am I Made Of?

Driving home today (more like crawling), I started reflecting about how I had got to where I am today...

Bryn Goodman Bryn Goodman
Next Steps by chris jackson
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Next Steps

There are no other words to describe it, this academic year has been tough.  I wont bore you with the...

chris jackson chris jackson
#nextsteps
'Pop Up CPD'? by Melanie Collins
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'Pop Up CPD'?

Yesterday I attended a conference for teachers wishing to learn more about how we can teach 'Brexit'...

Melanie Collins Melanie Collins
#networking
Day 10: Preparing for & Celebrating Success by Vivienne Grant

Day 10: Preparing for & Celebrating Success

December can be a particularly tiring and stressful time of the year for school leaders and teachers....

Vivienne Grant Vivienne Grant
#wellbeing
Well Done Good on Ya Keep it Up by Liam M
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Well Done Good on Ya Keep it Up

It's important to tell people when they're doing something well.Recently, the Primary Ideas blog has...

Liam M Liam M
#patontheback
There's hope for them yet! by Andrew Webber

There's hope for them yet!

I approached today's lesson with my Y11 Latinists with some foreboding. They're tired. I'm tired. We've...

Andrew Webber Andrew Webber
#gcsemocks
So how do you teach character? by Lizzie Overton

So how do you teach character?

Educators are beginning to realise that teaching character is as important as teaching skills or knowledge....

Lizzie Overton Lizzie Overton
Choose yourself by Vivienne Porritt

Choose yourself

I heard a snippet of @BBCWomansHour on Friday whilst driving.  @DiversityChamp1, a senior lawyer, said...

Vivienne Porritt Vivienne Porritt
#womened
An alternative script denouncing misogyny and martyrdom by Helena Marsh

An alternative script denouncing misogyny and martyrdom

If you look to Hollywood for inspiration as a working mum, you will fall short of role models for women...

Helena Marsh Helena Marsh
#womened
Please, don't follow me by Andy Knill

Please, don't follow me

I posted a few weeks back as I was signed off on the 14th November that I was leaving teaching as latest...

Andy Knill Andy Knill
A Winter Supper and the start of something... by Angela Browne

A Winter Supper and the start of something...

Saturday night's event was a long time coming. As I hopped out of the car, unloading bottles of Prosecco,...

Angela Browne Angela Browne
#womened
I Usually 'Forget' My Charger... by Liam M
#44weeks

I Usually 'Forget' My Charger...

... on purpose.Earlier this year I saw a Tweet asking for ways to reduce workload and ensure positive...

Liam M Liam M
#wellbeing
Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton - Part 1 by Mark Steven

Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton - Part 1

I happened upon a conference hall thronging with ladies! Rubbing my Wensleydale-blotched, chubby little...

Mark Steven Mark Steven
#womened
Fire in the belly. by Tim Head

Fire in the belly.

It's not often I come away from a CPD event with that feeling of fire in my belly.  Too much CPD is...

Tim Head Tim Head
There's no I in TEAM by Jill Turner
#44weeks

There's no I in TEAM

Life in school can be tough. Children do not always behave how we would expect or like. Budgets are euphemistically...

Jill Turner Jill Turner
Sometimes we need to stop talking and listen. by Lena Carter
#44weeks

Sometimes we need to stop talking and listen.

I have blogged and said a lot over the last year.I have decided to pare it back a bit and do more listening...

Lena Carter Lena Carter
Mufti Day? Dress Down Day? by Amjad Ali

Mufti Day? Dress Down Day?

"A mufti day (also known as casual clothes day, casual Friday, colour day, own clothes day, home clothes...

Amjad Ali Amjad Ali
#mufti
Books we've read this term by Louise Gall
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Books we've read this term

This week I decided to do 'post-it note reviews' with the children.  I put out all the books we have...

Louise Gall Louise Gall
#reading
Research School Stories - Is parental engagement easypeasy? by Megan Dixon

Research School Stories - Is parental engagement easypeasy?

Easypeasy – harnessing technology to develop school readiness in young children The Education Endowment...

Megan Dixon Megan Dixon
#researchschools
Style J Leadership by Joyce MATTHEWS
#44weeks

Style J Leadership

I think I’m a facilitator. I call myself a facilitator of learning. I have the certificate, I’ve...

Joyce MATTHEWS Joyce MATTHEWS
#leadership
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