Monthly Archives: February 2017

What I have learned about the recruitment crisis

Originally posted on Ros McMullen: Things I've learned and things I'm learning:
If you believe, as I do, that there is no better job than that of being a teacher then we should have all been surprised, horrified…

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Grit – Why trying harder is not enough

What is Grit? A while has passed since I heard Angela Duckworth present her now infamous research about ‘grit’ at the 2015 Times Education Festival. I rarely make an effort to wait, like a child at a pop concert for an … Continue reading

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Effective Professional Learning Communities: Part 2

Structuring your Professional Learning Community(PLC) meetings In Part 1 we examined the prerequisites for effective professional learning communities. We emphasised the importance of communicating a vision with a view to communicating effectively, building trust and changing cultures. In this post, I … Continue reading

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Pupil Premium – Let’s hear it for the boys!

Widening attainment gap for white British boys White British boys from disadvantaged backgrounds are under-performing compared with disadvantaged children from all other groups. Consequently, the social well-being and economic success of communities across the United Kingdom is under threat. In … Continue reading

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Effective Professional Learning Communities Part 1

Prerequisites – Culture, Trust, Structure and Communication Professional learning communities (PLC) are an effective method of developing teachers’ and building leadership capacity. They have been around in education for some time (Click here for a series of links to literature on PLCs). … Continue reading

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