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Taking control, taking ownership and stepping up!

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 1:17pm 0 Comments

For some time now I have believed very strongly that the profession should help to regulate and support itself.

On Friday Dame Alison Peacock from the Chartered College, Sir Kevan Collins from EEF and I presented to 50+ school leaders in the North West on a vision for more autonomy for schools and more self regulation.

I covered the outcome of the NAHT Accountability Commission which talks about school leaders stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves and their peers…

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The Chancellor's Educational Horror Show!

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 5:40am 0 Comments

Horror show of a budget for schools!

I genuinely believe in the democratic processes we have in this country but the Chancellor’s failure to respond to lobbying from parents and school leaders whilst clearly responding to the lobbying of his peer party MP’s makes you wonder how fair the system is.

This was clearly a budget primed to prepare the road for a journey to the next general election. Stay with me whilst I extend the road metaphor although I know you probably know what…

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Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning.

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 6:03pm 0 Comments

Giving pupils the green light!

 

Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning.

 

As we returned to school this September and undertook the latest exciting chapter on our journey into pupil focused independent learning, I was left wondering why more schools aren’t engaging with this agenda.

 

At a time when Government and OFSTED are telling…

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Resilience - nature or nurture?

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 7:18am 0 Comments

Resilience is a buzz word which has been used (and abused) for years. Football teams have been described as being resilient. The same word has been used for refugees. Hardly the same word really.

One thing about the word fascinates me though. Can it be taught or is it inherent?

The recent and not so recent research below seems to suggest that it is probably both. Some people just seem to be more resilient to the knocks that life brings and have…

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