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‘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
‘The education secretary is welcome to visit my school. But only when I'm telling my staff they have to work even harder...'
17th February 2016 at 15:45
‘The reality of life in schools quickly puts out the flames of passion for teaching in so many of our young staff’
10th February 2016 at 15:34
One celebrated head’s 12-point manifesto to rescue the teaching profession from crisis
3rd February 2016 at 16:11
‘Too often, hierarchical power is used in schools to belittle colleagues to a point where they have no choice but to leave’
27th January 2016 at 16:34
‘There comes a point – and I feel we have reached it – when teachers say "stop". That we can't do any more’
20th January 2016 at 17:58
‘The Conservatives want to return to a “golden age of education”, but it wasn't like that. I should know – it’s when I first started teaching’
13th January 2016 at 14:58
'The new year should be about optimism for the challenges ahead, not a time when the teaching profession has yet again been alienated'
6th January 2016 at 16:37
A recruitment crisis, pay and conditions in freefall, the obsession with results: three reasons why 2016 must see the creation of a single union for all teachers
29th December 2015 at 15:25
'TWO sympathetic inspectors'... One celebrated head imagines his perfect 12 days of Christmas
16th December 2015 at 15:59
'Too often lesson observations alienate teachers, belittle them professionally and compound the stress in the profession'
9th December 2015 at 11:47