This is the fourth in my series of 6 priorities I believe are essential, if we are to recover fully from the school closures. Hopefully, attention given to these six areas will not only help schools recover, but place them in a stronger position than before the closures. The 6 priorities are as follows: Become … Continue reading Recovering from Closure – Priority 4: Developing Extended Activities
The trouble with schools is that good things are sometimes forgotten This is the third in my series of 6 priorities I believe are essential, if we are to recover fully from the school closures. Hopefully, attention given to these six areas will not only help schools recover, but place them in a stronger position … Continue reading Recovering from Closure – Priority 3: Raising Aspirations
The trouble with schools is that the Tutor can all to easily be forgotten. As mentioned in my last blog, for the next few blogs, I’m highlighting six areas I believe are essential if we are to recover fully from school closures. Hopefully, attention given to these six areas will not only help schools recover, … Continue reading Recovering From Closure – Priority 2: The importance of Form Tutors
The trouble with schools is that we were never prepared for the events that have happened. We now need to learn how to recover. Before Easter we dipped our toes back in the water and to some degree welcomed all of our young people back into school. And about time too, but I won’t go … Continue reading Recovering from closure – Priority 1: Become Trauma Informed
The trouble with schools is . . . yes, you’ve guessed it, they’re still closed. I start with an apology. I really can’t shake virus related issues out of my head at the moment and so I’m far too distracted to write anything meaningful about practice in schools. Hopefully the next one. I attended a … Continue reading The need for debate and discussion
The trouble with schools situated in new buildings is that you’re unlikely to meet a ghost. Or are you . . . This used to be the time of year that I dreaded most. The time when I would lose control of everything. Just as we crawled on our hands and knees towards the end … Continue reading The School Spirits of Christmas
The trouble with schools in Wales is that they’re not allowing Years 9, 10 & 11 back after Half-term. I’m sorry, sorry, sorry! Yet again I’m distracted by the virus and all it represents. I’ve been a huge supporter of the direction education was taking in Wales for a number of years now and have … Continue reading How safe are schools?
The trouble with schools is that we are playing catchup with Year 11 when we ought to be looking forwards. We don’t have much time left with Year 11 and at the moment we are all desperately trying to play a catchup game with the vague hope that governments will do something to ease exam … Continue reading What to do with Year 11?
The trouble with schools is we’re all too distracted and confused at the moment to function as schools ought to. I’ve not written for a while because I’m finding it difficult to focus on educational ideas and initiatives which ought to be discussed and developed. Sadly I’m distracted and I also just don’t seem to … Continue reading Covid Confusions
The trouble with schools is that the teachers in them, don't seem to be trusted. At least that's how it appears to me. This is a quick from the heart one - I have a daughter who has been on tenterhooks with regards to her A Level results since her school closed for lock down. … Continue reading A Level and GCSE results – Hmmm!