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The retiring headteacher: What will I miss most? The children. What will I miss least? Ofsted and politicians
27th July 2016 at 16:47
‘What's the one thing that links all brilliant teachers? They don’t know they’re brilliant’
20th July 2016 at 11:52
‘Is it possible that the government is going to leave teachers alone for a little while?’
13th July 2016 at 17:00
'It was almost child cruelty to put pupils through key stage 2 Sats'
7th July 2016 at 14:18
'Why do teaching assistants not get appropriate recognition?'
29th June 2016 at 12:46
'If you're going to teach in a British school abroad, you can't escape the paperwork completely'
22nd June 2016 at 15:51
'Only if we end this observation culture will enough young teachers have the confidence to make mistakes…'
15th June 2016 at 16:53
‘It’s not maverick heads we need, but a truly maverick curriculum – one that focuses on the kids as individuals’
8th June 2016 at 16:47
'This is why running a school has become the impossible job…'
1st June 2016 at 15:30
The most important quality a teacher needs? A love of children. Just ask my students
28th May 2016 at 10:01
‘The single best qualification for teaching is a love of children. Just ask my pupils’
25th May 2016 at 13:07
Poverty in our primaries in 2016: daily we feed and clothe pupils and work relentlessly to help them learn
18th May 2016 at 17:30
'This latest fiasco should be the impetus to completely revamp primary assessment'
10th May 2016 at 16:28
'16 questions my Year 6 pupils would want to put to Nicky Morgan'
4th May 2016 at 13:38
'What would Shakespeare have made of primary English in 2016? He would have been disappointed'
27th April 2016 at 16:14
An open letter to Nicky Morgan: 'You talk about a shared vision for education. I wonder who shares it with you'
20th April 2016 at 12:16
Teachers must protect pupils' right to enjoy outdoor learning, drama, music and dance in the curriculum
13th April 2016 at 13:35
Tory ministers, Ofsted, academisation, parents: I wonder why anyone would want to be a head in 2016...
6th April 2016 at 15:15
'Nicky Morgan wants me to be positive. I am positively disdainful about what's happening to children's education'
30th March 2016 at 11:07
‘How many mental health issues are caused by force-feeding children a curriculum ill-suited to their individuality?’
23rd March 2016 at 10:52
Forced academisation, shambolic assessment, budgets shrinking, teacher morale in crisis: is this the perfect educational storm?
17th March 2016 at 17:05
A pupil from 28 years ago has written to me. Her stories of our time together made me depressed about the test junkies we now produce
9th March 2016 at 15:55
Respect the extraordinary work teachers do: my five-point manifesto for the new boss of Ofsted
2nd March 2016 at 11:08
Teachers: stop shouldering the blame for funding cuts and start shouting about what’s happening to our schools
24th February 2016 at 13:00