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Stephen Petty is head of humanities at Lord Williams's School in Thame, Oxfordshire.
Articles from this author
A restful night's sleep as a teacher? Dream on...
15th January 2018 at 16:17
'My new year’s resolution? Don’t be a martyr when it comes to being ill'
31st December 2017 at 10:04
Rocking around the Christmas tree just to try to stay awake…
22nd December 2017 at 00:00
Carol Dweck vs Carol Decker? For most teachers 'China in Your Hand' wins every time
7th December 2017 at 12:45
'Education is in desperate need of a Jack Reacher – someone to put a stop to all the bad stuff going on'
22nd November 2017 at 10:32
Take a look inside the Dictionary of Real Teaching...
8th November 2017 at 13:23
'It's time for schools to agree to pull down their Ofsted banners'
16th October 2017 at 11:19
'Every teacher has been faced with a superhuman colleague. How can we compete?'
10th October 2017 at 11:50
My personal statement about miserly admissions tutors
8th September 2017 at 00:00
'Navigating the badlands of Kent surely makes a free BMW the bare minimum for a MAT CEO'
29th August 2017 at 12:42
It’s Groundhog Day at the turnstile of opportunity
18th August 2017 at 00:00
How to celebrate a good A-level and GCSE results day
15th August 2017 at 22:11
The perfect end to the academic year? A teacher's wedding
12th July 2017 at 16:57
Prom price pushes it but belles of the ball dance on
30th June 2017 at 00:00
Meet Joe – the character exam boards can't get enough of
24th June 2017 at 16:01
Guys, some verbal ticks can rear-lee annoy students
9th June 2017 at 00:00
'The London media have always been keen on portraying remote coastal communities as stupid, feckless and feral'
18th April 2017 at 13:00
'Education spending might be at “record levels” – but that's probably because of the huge salaries of MAT bosses'
11th April 2017 at 16:50
Meeting former students in odd but unsurprising places....
8th April 2017 at 14:04
'Why teachers need an alternative strategy for fighting the funding cuts ravaging education'
20th March 2017 at 11:27
Are we nearly there yet?
24th February 2017 at 00:00
Mark my words, this is no way to cut our workload
6th January 2017 at 00:00
What does every staffroom deserve for Christmas? A king-sized communal bed, of course
23rd December 2016 at 14:01
In school sports, it’s class divide one, equality nil
2nd December 2016 at 00:00