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Do your homework: Acting on evidence from educational research #rED14

These are the slides from my talk at ResearchEd 2014. The aim of the talk is to look at four different kinds of research and to consider the extent to which teachers might accept the findings and then allow them to influence their practice. I’ve chosen four contrasting forms of research. 1. John Hattie’s meta-analysis … Continue reading

Every child still matters; Communities still need cohesion

  As most readers will know, until Michael Gove came along, government policy was to make schools more explicitly responsible for tackling a range of social issues under the two umbrella strategies of Every Child Matters and Community Cohesion. As a reminder, the five strands of Every Child Matters were: Be healthy; Stay safe; Enjoy … Continue reading

GCSE Outcomes and Transition Matrices: A data tool every teacher can use.

As most people recognise, when evaluating the degree of success in a set of GCSE outcomes we need some sense of the baseline before we start making like-for-like comparisons.   At the risk of stating the obvious, how well we’ve done all depends on what our results look like relative to the prior attainment of … Continue reading

Towards ‘Impeccable Behaviour’. Together

In my discussions with my new colleagues at Highbury Grove we’ve talked about the need to ensure that the teaching and learning agenda is put at the centre of all we do – in terms of CPD, ethos and our overall improvement strategy it is the most important thing. But we’ve also agreed that getting … Continue reading

Our Meeting with Tristram Hunt July 2014

Originally posted on Headteachers' Roundtable:
Members of Heads’ Roundtable with the full Labour Education team and Chris Husbands from the IoE. On July 15th, five members of the Headteachers’ Roundtable met Tristram Hunt at the House of Commons to discuss our Education Manifesto. Our original meeting had had to be re-scheduled when it clashed with…

Barriers to Effective CPD

This is a slide from  the presentation I gave at the SWAT Conference in Poole – the full slides are embedded in this post.  However, without a commentary, the presentation is not entirely self-explanatory so someone asked me to flesh this bit out.  My talk was about setting up an effective CPD culture.  In one … Continue reading

Celebrating Exceptional Work: KEGS Gifted and Talented Exhibition

Every year we compile an exhibition of exceptional student work as a means of showcasing the range of opportunities that KEGS students have to express their ideas and knowledge. We call it the Gifted and Talented Exhibition although, in practice, we don’t really use this terminology for very much else. Some subjects, such as Art, … Continue reading

Making CPD Count: Notes from Mastering the Dragon

Recording an Education from The Good Old Days

At KEGS we have three filing cabinets containing the school record cards of all the students who attended from the mid 1930s through to the early 1980s.  I’ve used them to comic effect at Old Boys’ dinners, reading out the records of some of the ex-KEGS students, now in their 60s and 70s, who attended … Continue reading

Comp: A Survivor’s Tale – a slice of life at Holland Park in the 90s.

I’ve just re-discovered this book on Amazon. I lost my copy years ago. In pre-twitter pre-blog era, John-Paul Flintoff, a former student at Holland Park, decided to write about his experiences. He has written some background here: http://www.flintoff.org/comp-a-survivors-tale He got a bit of flack for it – it’s not exactly a documentary. It’s based around … Continue reading

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