John Smith

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Can the use of data and testing identify potential in children?

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Why school management matters even more than we thought

The only thing more painful than teaching a Friday afternoon maths class to restless teenagers could be subjecting teachers to 'learnings' in management gobbledygook from a pimply consultant, barely older than the sixth formers who've just finished A-levels.<p>But hot air aside, better management in …

New Headship: Principles, people, priorities.

At this stage in the year, I’m usually preoccupied with my school’s development plan. Now that I am moving on, my main focus is on handing things …

TES Community

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Teaching

Head teachers to issue behaviour guide for parents

The Independent is reporting that parents are being told they should be positive role models and not swear, shout or smoke in front of their children …

A culture of lesson observations by @adam_snell

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Almost three months have now passed since Ofsted announced the ground-breaking news, that inspectors would <b>no</b> longer be grading …

Getting it right: The value of observations by @TeacherToolkit (Part 2/2)

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>In April 2014, I raised “The importance of observations and ‘Getting It Right’ (Part 1)” and highlighted the open versus …

Secret Teacher: education needs more troublemaker school leaders

I love my job. In many ways it is the perfect job for me.<p>It allows all my strengths to be distilled into a pure form of pedagogy which inspires, educates, amuses and challenges children of all ages and abilities. I do it well. In fact, I do it very well.<p>The philosophies underpinning my work are so …

The 7 Things Top Leaders Do, by @MaryMyatt

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>This post answers the 34th question from my TeacherToolkit Thinking page of Thunks.<p><b>Thunk 34:</b> The 7 things top leaders do, by …

How can we measure a school's success in preparing students for the future?

Why do teachers become teachers? For most, it isn't because they failed to pursue their dream career, or that they love long holidays. I worked as a teacher earlier in my career so I know how challenging a job it can be. Put simply, many teachers are genuinely excited by working with young people, …