Simple, effective ideas: #geographygems (applicable to other subjects)

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Since redundancy, it’s been a challenging time. Interesting events have happened and new experiences savoured (if that’s the right word…).  One of the delights was finding out how easy it is to apply for jobs outside of teaching, with a simple one-click LinkedIN bosh the details are wriggled and squeezed in to the right places. […]

Reflections on CPD and education fashions

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I’ve just finished Teacher Proof and enjoyed Tom Bennett’s writing and his points. Indeed, I recommend it to any teacher, especially those about to start out on classroom adventures for the first time.  The book aligns with my belief that teachers should never stop learning and engage with educational research (by which I mean reading […]

A summer of reading and implications for school leadership.

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Soon I start at Patcham High School and I was asked to glance over some books in preparation.  A couple of these have been around for a while, but it’s always good to refresh the memory.  My overall impression is that there’s no real ‘the way’ to teach or treat young people.  Much of the […]