01/03/2019

New Music Curriculum

Year 1 teacher Jennifer is gamely having a go at the new music curriculum for 5 year olds. Schools Minister Mr Gibb, who is a keen […]
27/02/2019

Reception Baseline Assessment

Infant school Headteacher Mrs Marsh was thoughtful. When assessing reception students on the new baseline test, should she be “generous” or “harsh” with her marking? If […]
25/02/2019

Flexible Male Teacher

David is a modern metro-sexual teacher of the 21st Century. David genuinely supports women having flexible working hours. In his school most of the staff are […]
24/02/2019

Governors’ Meetings

Headteacher Geraldine is preparing papers for the governors’ meeting. Papers are sent to governors before each meeting, but Geraldine knows that most of the governors will […]
23/02/2019

Knowledge or Skills?

Felix has competence with the skateboard. He can do it. He can do it rather well. He has learnt how to do it. The edu-twitter fanatics want to […]
23/02/2019

Death of Teaching

Mr Thomas came into teaching because he loved his subject. He loved explaining things to children. Now Mr Thomas is told to research how to teach. […]
22/02/2019

OFSTED Drowning Not Waving

Like many other teachers James was drowning. Drowning under the weight of accountability frameworks. Drowning under the pressure over which he had no control. To save […]
22/02/2019

OFSTED Myths

Cassie was caught red handed stealing food. Her mucky paws were everywhere and the whole family were disgusted by her behaviour. “What have you got to […]
22/02/2019

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 […]
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