New for 2016-17

A new education adventure has begun.

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We are continuing our work with QLA and @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool #EFT. This work combines with an interest in diagnostic questions (MCQs) and I continue to work with QuickKey. Not forgetting, I will again be putting this work…..

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Performance development

Each year I research and tackle an education issue, primarily to refine and broaden my thinking. This year I am investigating Performance Related Pay (PRP) and Performance Management (PM). I am also investigating alternative models / cycles of PM and…..

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Cultural capital

A new line for leadership enquiry for the second half of the year is how school leaders develop cultural capital, through promoting Character Education, values and virtues.

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New for 2016-17

A new education adventure has begun.


Hard truths

Leading is most certainly an uneven path. Tonight I heard Sam Alladyce and others) outline his readiness for the National job. “Hardened,” was the adjective predetermined and delivered to the sharp toothed journalists.  New school leaders such as myself are…..


Adventurer or Voyager

This post has been baking in the thinking-oven for near  on a year now, following a 2015 TES post – Summer homework assignment went viral. The original assignment had many interesting challenges and a really good balance of creativity, reflection and education…..


Driving to work with Gayle Allen

Like many, I drive to work in the morning. I leave before the traffic gets too heavy. I use the drive to think, reflect, plan and learn. Recently I have been driving to work with Gayle Allen. Not in person, obviously,…..