How to land that dream teaching job

I’ll start with a bit of context. I did a secondary PGCE when I was somewhat younger. I have since run companies through which I have hired around 50 people over the years. I’ve also been a primary school governor for six years including two years as chair...

In defence of lesson observations (sort of)

Tonight Ofsted hosted #sltchat on Twitter. This was a pretty huge thing in my view and I really hope it marks the beginning of a more human Ofsted. Time will tell I guess. A great deal of the conversation though tonight was on the subject of lesson observations and...

A workshop on algorithms for primary schools

I recently ran a workshop on algorithms in the school where I am a governor (Bewdley Primary School) for a more able group of upper Key Stage 2 pupils (aged 9-11) from three of our four local primaries. This was in many ways the follow up to a workshop I ran last year...