What kind of uni lecturer do you want to be? My top ten mission statement tips 

15 Nov

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A Pre-Feedback Worksheet: From Finding Fault to Useful Feedback

14 Nov

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Isle of Wight shows the way forward, by renationalising a school

14 Nov

Disappointed Idealist

When I moved to the Isle of Wight last year, I used to quip to confused Londoners that, as a historian, I was very much looking forward to moving to the 1950s. During the General Election campaign I was the Labour candidate, and when the frothing Tory press accused Labour of wanting to take the country back to the seventies, I suggested that on the Island this counted as a Great Leap Forward of dangerously radical proportions. My political advisor (oh, ok, my wife – the Labour Party on the Isle of Wight doesn’t have political advisors) told me that humour has its place in election campaigns, but that place isn’t coming from the mouth of candidates. So I shut up.


These jokes are, of course, more than a little unfair on my adopted home, given its past record of hosting Marconi’s work on early radio, and the British rocket…

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Isle of Wight shows the way forward, by renationalising a school

14 Nov

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Joint Research Project 2017/18

14 Nov

via Joint Research Project 2017/18

The Relevance and Impact of Homework on Learning and Pupil Progress

14 Nov

The Learning Renaissance

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The relevance and impact of homework on learning and pupil progress continues to be a source of controversy amongst pupils, parents, senior leaders and governors. Andrew Jones reports that the Herts and Bucks Challenge Partner Hub have agreed to complete a research project into assorted homework issues during the 2017-18 academic year.

Read more about the TSA research project here: Joint Research Project 2017/18 | Herts & Bucks TSA Blog

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Cluster bonds vital as MATs grow

14 Nov

Robert Hill's blog

‘I told you so’ is not a nice phrase – it implies superiority and a lack of empathy with someone who may have made a mistake and should have known better. But I’m sorry it’s coming to coming to point where no other phrase will do. We have known since the early days of MATs that forming ‘clusters’ or hubs’ is important to creating sustainable multi-academy trusts (MATs) as they expand. I first wrote about this back in 2010 in a think piece for the National College, called ‘Chain reactions‘. In a report two years later my fellow researchers and I reinforced the significance of geographical proximity and the formation of clusters as a means to manage scale as MATs grew.

But parts of the sector and some decisions by RSCs and headteacher boards seem determined to ignore the advice.

Defining a cluster

Let’s first define what we…

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