Category Archives: leadership
Most of what makes classrooms work is invisible. The activities that teachers and students enact are, by and large, irrelevant. I’m aware that this runs the risk of sounding like preposterous nonsense,
No teacher is so good – or so bad – that he or she cannot improve. Dylan Wiliam The English education system is obsessed with ascertaining the quality of teachers. And what
Can progress be both rapid and sustained? We start out with the aim of making the important measurable and end up making only the measurable important. Dylan Wiliam ‘Rapid and sustained progress’ is Ofsted’s key
You can push and prod people into something better than mediocrity, but you have to encourage excellence. David Lammy We’ve all experienced the dread and agony of formal lesson observations, haven’t we?
Everyone agrees that ‘lasting and sustaining improvement in student outcomes’ is a good thing and there’s little doubt that we should also seek to narrow the gap in achievement between different groups
The postman delivered High Performers – The Secrets of Successful Schools by Alistair Smith this week. For anyone who’s not read it, the book contains bucket loads of wisdom and tons of practical
What I really like about going back to school in September is that it’s a new year with no mistakes. The students’ books are graffiti free and and all the dates and