Monthly Archives: March 2016

We need subject based CPD, not coaching

I was fortunate to be able to attend the annual conference of my subject association recently. It was inspirational. Not that I always agreed with everything everybody said – I didn’t – but the opportunity to gain teaching ideas, meet … Continue reading

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Highly paid Trotskyites with a grievance

I read that the head of education at Policy Exchange, Jonathan Simons, has launched an astonishing attack on teacher unions, saying (shock, horror!) that they exist to represent the interests of teachers.  Quite true, Mr Simons, that is what trade unions … Continue reading

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A plea to all primary teachers

Anyone who has seen the title of this post and is rubbing their hands in anticipation of some secondary/primary bashing is going to be disappointed. This post is about something which seems to be on the increase and which I … Continue reading

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