If knowledge is power, being able to communicate that knowledge is powerful. Therefore it is hard to understand why oracy is not on the tip of everyone's tongue.
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- Read MorePublished 17/07/19
- Read MorePublished 17/07/19
In recently joining Inspiration Trust, I have taken stock of where I have come from, who I should thank, and where I intend to develop. I have been a teacher for eighteen years. I began as a newly qualified mathematics teacher and eventually enjoyed three years as an advanced skills teacher (a teacher who supports other teachers in the region). By 2010, I realised I wanted to make the move into senior leadership and this is where I have spent at least half of my career.
- Read MorePublished 24/06/19
I reckon I have the best office in my school. Don’t get me wrong, it’s got old furniture, a cupboard full of drama props and old musical instruments, nothing on the walls, and a window that won’t open. It is, however, next to the music practice rooms and all day I can hear young musicians practise with expert tuition from their dedicated music teachers. If I ever feel at a loss in terms of educational direction, all I need to do is close my eyes and listen to a refined educational process that has always been strong and improving over many centuries.
- Read MorePublished 10/06/19
I’ve always conceived of the education profession as fundamentally relational at heart. One of the most frequently stated reasons for entering the teaching profession is the desire to ‘make a difference’ to the lives of young people.
- Read MorePublished 16/05/19
I left teaching a few years ago. The short term reasons were my tiredness of the three coloured pen marking policy and having no time to myself.
- Read MorePublished 03/05/19
Teacher education in England is a complex field which can leave potential teachers somewhat perplexed.
- Read MorePublished 05/04/19
What does placing curriculum at the heart of our schools and subjects mean to geography students and teachers?
- Read MorePublished 26/03/19
Giving pupils access to the best that has been thought and said will ensure every child has the same advantages as the educated elite.
- Read MorePublished 14/03/19
At Charter, we always have a poem or a speech which all staff and pupils are working on learning together. This has so many academic and cultural benefits.
- Read MorePublished 01/03/19
A great many of those involved in education state their aim as being to aid social mobility.
- Read MorePublished 26/02/19
One of the most joyful parts of being director of music for a trust, is being able to support Key Stage 2 class teachers, who are not usually music specialists, in rejuvenating the primary music curriculum.
- Read MorePublished 24/02/19
Curriculum. You can’t get away from it these days, it is the word at the tip of everyone’s tongue and the top of the list at every senior team meeting. For many this seems to be a bit bizarre: haven’t we always had a curriculum? What else was happening in those classrooms?
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