Michael Tidd

Talkin’ bout a resolution for Justine in 2017

TES columnist Michael Tidd suggests three ways that education secretary Justine Greening can help to make teachers happy this year

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One of the many great things about working in a school is that we get two opportunities to start a new year. The main advantage of this, of course, being that twice a year headteachers can reel out the same old assembly about resolutions for the year ahead. If, like me, your main aim during assembly is to get a 10-minute sit-down and not get caught out for not listening, then you may not have noticed this, but, trust me, it’s true.

I’m not much one for resolutions myself, much less at New Year. Not because I’m one of those grumpy sorts who complains that the calendar is an artificial construct ...

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