Tag Archives: Edcuation

When childcare backfires! by @TeacherToolkit⤴


I am no expert on childcare. In fact, despite my 20 years in classrooms, I am a complete novice. But, I do know when childcare let’s you down. Believe it or not, I have much to learn about all-things-education. I wouldn’t normally write about Early Years or childcare; but as this blog does discuss the … Continue reading

Educational Inequality in England by @TeacherToolkit⤴


Fighting the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM). Back in February 2014, I attended a council meeting to look at Raising aspirations and equal-access. After this meeting and the week I had encountered at school, I felt obligated to blog about two students in my very own place of work. Students who touched me with their … Continue reading

Can observers spot good teaching? by @TeacherToolkit for @GreatEdDebate⤴


How do we know what is good? Can we prove observations are valid and reliable? This article features on The Great Education Debate website. Education policy in the UK has been steadily evolving over the last 20 years, but the trickle of new initiatives and policy changes has turned into a torrent in recent times. … Continue reading