Category: Leadership



‘I just  don’t get it?! Why would you want to… tweet! Look, I will give it a go for a few days and I will see how I get on. No promises mind. I am no internet champion you know and I don’t want to make a fool of myself in front of everyone. If…
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18 Aug ’10 0

Calvin and Hobbes

Whilst teaching at Taunton’s College I would often use the wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes to explain concepts and contemporary issues. What is Sport? What is Play?  Deviance (cheating, misuse drugs, gamesmanship) Why are rules necessary? Plus, I would use the cartoon strips to engage students, as starters, plenaries and to set homework (as it was once called)…
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15 Aug ’10 0

Undercover Boss

High-flying executives take extraordinary steps to ensure their companies are fighting fit by going undercover in their own businesses. In the first episode of this Channel4 second series, David Clarke, Chief Executive hotel chain Best Western, spent five days undercover as new recruit ‘Andy Green.’ His discoveries were mixed: chefs and housekeepers who work beyond the call…
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27 Jul ’10 0

Dragon Notes of Fierce Conversations

Edtechroundup last night explored the best methods of sharing and encouraging staff to engage with technology, from that conversation I concluded the following summary. ICT advocate would be well advised to consider the suitability of introduction (the time, place and readiness of the colleague) the delivery (f2f, email, CPD) as much as the product. At the very…
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26 Jul ’10 0

L4L 2015

Within 13 months we have made netbooks available to students in Years 9, 10 and 11 at Hamble College. The percentage uptake this year has not yet hit 50%, a little disappointing, but we have not received 100% of answers. That is down from 83% (final uptake) in year 1. That said, I am confident…
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13 Jul ’10 0

Ofsted Reflections

First, the number of requests for IT Services unsurprisingly peaked this morning. Ian, Alan and I were all in early for an early informal meeting. The next opportunity I had to speak to both Ian and Alan was…. 3:00 before meeting Ofsted. Reflections: Ofsted relies on evidence, what can be proven, what was. Projects, even…
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25 May ’10 0