20 July

10 Minute Shake Ups

If we want to protect the physical and mental health of future generations, we must ensure that primary-age pupils have regular opportunities for exercise throughout the school day. It’s already a commonly held belief that short bursts of exercise

03 February

Flipping Meetings Using OneNote

Meetings can be the nemesis of every school leader. Some meetings seem to go on for ever and then there’s even meetings about meetings! But have you ever stopped to think about the effectiveness of your meetings and if you’re

05 January

Recharging the Batteries

You’d be forgiven for thinking an article titled like this at this time of year was related to needing a constant supply of AA batteries to supply the power demands of the children’s new toys that Santa brought. However, it’s

09 July

Emojis in the Classroom

There are not many messages I now send via either text message or social media where I don’t include the use of an emoji. It is becoming a cultural part of the way we communicate, making it more fun and

21 May

The Art of Conversation

As teachers and school leaders, we are constantly in conversation with either students, staff or parents. Our ability to lead and manage these conversations is key to communicating both our thoughts and vision. Communicating effectively is not just about talking

21 May

Pitching for Talent

We’ve been hearing for a few years now that we are in the middle of a recruitment crisis. While teachers are leaving the profession in droves (more than 4,000 teachers a month left the profession in 2014/15, nearly 50,000 in

08 March

Please Sir, Can I have Some More?

It’s that time of year when traditionally the heat really gets turned up on year 11’s in schools across the country. With the pressure on schools to succeed more than ever due to increased government floor targets, exam boards shifting

27 January

Are Classes Recreating Social Classes of a Bygone Era?

My first experience of the education profession was around 15 years ago when slogans and mission statements such as ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Achievement For All’ seemed to be on everyone’s lips. From government agenda’s to individual school strap lines,