Cognitive Science Fads

Mrs Tibbycat was bombarded by messages about how best to feed her kittens. Had she read the latest research? Was she using applied Cognitive Science? Mrs […]

Oldschool Textbooks

Sara is an “oldschool” teacher. Back in the day publishers produced textbooks and hundreds of schools bought them. Hundreds of teachers delivered lessons using the textbooks. […]

Twitter Head Ache

One of Headteacher Joel’s staff has just tweeted that a person publicly supporting Islamic State,  should be allowed back into the UK. Now parents are writing […]

OFSTED Consultation Con

Sharon has been teaching for many years under various OFSTED frameworks. Now she is being asked to comment on the latest OFSTED Framework proposals. She thinks […]

OFSTED 2019 – Pressure

Headteacher Brian, aged 50. Every day between 9 am and 10.30 am, Brian waited for a call from the random OFSTED inspector who had the power […]

OFSTED 2019 – Reducing Burdens

The New OFSTED Framework 2019 “after the 10 am phone call …the lead inspector will arrive on site no earlier than 12:30 pm ..and leave no […]

OFSTED 2019 – Resilience

The New OFSTED Framework 2019 “learning is best evaluated and judged separately from the provision made to promote learners’ wider personal development, character and resilience.” To […]

OFSTED 2019 – Protecting Staff

The New OFSTED Framework 2019 “OFSTED will consider the extent to which leaders protect staff from bullying and harassment”. Josie’s headteacher had told her that finishing […]


Ms Tiddles teaches PSHE. The curriculum she teaches clearly states that stereotyping is wrong. However, Ms Tiddles still has concerns that she is going to be […]