The Line

On the back of thinking about all the small things that lead to successes in a school, I thought it would be apt to consider the other side of this. One of the seemingly small things that add to a considerable amount of disruption and wasted learning time, in all of the schools I have... Continue Reading →

All the small things

I have been thinking a lot recently about all the small things that I do in my job as a Depute headteacher. Now, there are a lot of high-profile strategic things that I do which are of great importance (I'm a very important person do t you k ow?). Things like having an overview of... Continue Reading →

Episode 10 – An Interview with Andy Griffith

Listen to Episode 10 - An Interview with Andy Griffith In this episode we do things a little different. This is our first live interview and it is with the fantastic Andy Griffith, the highly sought after consultant and trainer. We discuss Outstanding teaching, motivational learning and lots more.

Episode 9 – Back to School

In this episode our Main Feature is Back to School, where we discuss how things change over the summer and what it is important to focus on in those first weeks back. We also have the usual features: in the news, we recommend and inspired by. Please check out edublether.wordpress.com and rate us on iTunes.... Continue Reading →

Why I love Teaching

It seems at times that there is a lot of negative press about teaching, and a lot of this comes from teachers themselves who have simply had enough. Now I am not for a second saying that our job is not hard, and I too feel the ever-growing pressures to raise attainment, reduce the gap,... Continue Reading →

The Magic-Weaving Business

Sir John Jones is the most inspirational speaker there is on the educational speaker circuit at the moment. He is funny, passionate and down to earth kind of guy. It was a joy to hear him speak and I would recommend you read his book.

#PortyLF18

The Porty Learning Festival was a fantastic event focusing on trauma for young people. What a truly inspirational day. Look out for next year's conference.

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