Monthly Archives: January 2013

Independent school students in the graduate jobs market

Most schools have a smattering of famous alumni, but Eton has so many it has lost count!  Eton lists “about 450” on its website including the current Prime Minister (and 18 of his predecessors) and the new Archbishop of Canterbury.  … Continue reading

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Government school performance tables fail to deliver

Each January the Department for Education produces school performance tables that attempt to measure academic achievement. Putting aside the important point that there is much more to school performance than just public exam results, the tables don’t even provide an … Continue reading

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School Snow Closures

As a child I loved snow, but as a Headteacher I could do without it.  The hard winter I predicted in an October blog has arrived and on Monday 5000 schools including about 800 in East Anglia were unable to … Continue reading

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Teachers and Technology

My inbox fills up with sales literature from companies promising wonderous educational returns if a small fortune is spent on the latest hardware, software, ebooks and educational apps. Some the these products yield significant educational improvements that stand up to … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness

Like many busy people I struggle to balance ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ time in my daily routine.  This is especially so in term time when email in-boxes and back-to-back meetings can limit opportunities for creative thinking.  Holidays thus become a time … Continue reading

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