This will be a quick post, as I am writing it to distract myself temporarily from the horror of my diary for the upcoming half term. In just 24 short days, I am teaching a lot of lessons, doing eleven observations, hosting a leadership session, visiting four schools, overseeing four debating competitions, running a borough […]Read more "Finish at the Start"
The feeling was a familiar one, a choking nostalgia whose warm hands climbed up my torso to grip my throat. My mind lost focus and my synapses relaxed, leaving my mouth to freestyle. My own hands felt as though they were vibrating. This is not my response to Rison poisoning, but was what I was […]Read more "Teachers as Public Speakers"
Again, it was a packed day of talks, familiar faces, forgotten names and interesting chats. As always, it is good to meet up with the people who I normally prefix with @, and to frequent that ‘Dream Staffroom’ of likeminded colleagues. Yesterday though, when I wasn’t being derailed by Charlie Payne’s snorts of laughter, my […]Read more "#rED15 Adventures in Meatspace"
Part of the Northern Rocks blog sync – Trigger Warning – This post contains regional nationalism I chuffing love the North. I have had a phenomenal day connecting not only with the northern contingent of my educational Twitterati, but with the Northern contingent of myself. My Billy Caspar, my Barry Chuckle and my Brian Clough […]Read more "Northern Rocks: Return Journey"
Part of the Northern Rocks blog sync – After a catalogue of stupid errors, forgotten reservation codes, technological fails and aggressive queueing incidents worthy of a sketch on Curb Your Enthusiasm, I made it onto my northbound train from Kings Cross. I heavy breathed for a good half hour on the train, after sprinting through […]Read more "Northern Rocks – Outbound Journey"
Fresh off the back of such ventures as Cereal Killer, Burger and Lobster and the Cat Cafe, a new hipster boutique restaurant has taken the East End by storm. In a tongue-in-cheek swipe at the status quo, restaurateur Tom Bennett’s ‘Lasagna and Fluency’ gastropub offers £5.99 Bechamel Cuisine with a compulsory side serving of professional […]Read more "ResearchED Literacy at Chobham Academy"
This little post is a brief summary of my experiences as part of the panel that was consulted on the new History Curriculum. I know this seems like an odd way to start a post, but I want to make it clear that this was a fair while ago. If I asked you to tell […]Read more "DfE History Consultation"