Tag Archives: ofsted

When will schools learn?

There was a very interesting discussion and debate on the teaching and learning culture in schools and how it impacts on staff morale and wellbeing on @ukedchat tonight. Discussion came up about how schools expect so much of teachers, but … Continue reading

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Make 2016 the year you get the ‘balance’ right….

So, I have been asked by a few people to provide a further update to the ‘worklife balance’ issue.  As many of you will now know, when I started my first headship (the one I’m currently in) just over two … Continue reading

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You Want Impact? Verbal Feedback is the Answer….

With a change to ‘no levels’ it is fundamental for schools to go back to basics and think about how the  marking and feedback policy ties into the overall philosophy of assessment in the school. During our discussions about marking … Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance – An Update – A Year and a Half In…….

In an earlier post that I wrote in January 2014, I talked about work-life balance.  As a new head (I had taken up post in the September of 2013), I was determined to ensure that all staff at my school … Continue reading

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Much more than just results…….

So yes, our school did make the league table list. Of course I was very happy, but I’m more excited by the fact that our children have achieved so much!  It is the individual successes, the children behind those results, the … Continue reading

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Always waiting for Ofsted…

So we are now five weeks into the new school year. It is crazy how quickly time is flying by. I’ve decided to start blogging weekly as I feel I will have more to say and ramble less. I’ll try … Continue reading

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Parting ways…onto new adventures.

The year six had their final end of year production tonight . You know the one…..it recaps over key events through the year and ends with the song that makes your eyes well over. It is always a bittersweet week, … Continue reading

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