Tag Archives: Teacher

Michael Gove pushes for performance pay for teachers

In an article on the BBC website Michael Gove is pushing for teacher’s pay to be linked to performance. The report is sketchy on details, but high on soundbites from the Education Minister, somewhat in keeping with most of his … Continue reading

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The best start in life-ITV1 Tonight Show Exposes Pressures on Children and Private Tuition

http://www.itv.com/news/2012-11-08/the-best-start-in-life/ I have two confessions to make….. I didn’t see this programme….. because I was tutoring children There, got it out of my system. Reading the headlines, the blog posts and tweets I think it’s important to make a distinction … Continue reading

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Top Parents Evening Tips

  Handy Parents’ Evening Tips   As parents’ evenings start to loom on the horizon we thought it appropriate to put together some tips to make the most out of this event. Remember, as ex teachers and current parents we … Continue reading

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The best generation of teachers.

“We have the best generation of teachers and headteachers we have ever had.” For once I agree with Michael Gove. We do have some great teachers, my wife was one of the very best, one of the very first Advanced … Continue reading

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Why phonics needs to be part of a wider mixed strategy.

I’ve been an avid reader of Michael Rosen’s blogs and particularly his crusade about reading. As a teacher I came late to the debate. It was only when I moved out of teaching PE into a SplD unit in a … Continue reading

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School Reports

Last Friday was an exciting day in the Fisher household, our two children were getting their reports. They have had a good year, they’re settled and happy (a move last June had forced a change of school) Hannah had passed … Continue reading

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Mike Sheridan – Confessions of an OFSTED Inspector

The Independent’s Richard Garner wrote a fascinating article on an OFSTED Inspector. (full article below) Reading this earlier today created a variety of thoughts and observation. 1) Mr Sheridan seems to disagree with Sir Michael Wilshaw. Earlier this month Ofsted … Continue reading

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Teaching Maths!

I have a confession to make. I started as a secondary PE teacher. There, I said it. Some skeletons should stay in the closet, sometimes it’s better to get the skeleton out before someone discovers it and drags it out … Continue reading

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11+ Courses in Ashford

We are running our 2 day 11+ Course during the Whitsun week, dates and times below. We have about 6 or 7 places left on a first come first served basis, so please ring or text on 07595 438181 to book a … Continue reading

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Michael Gove pushes for performance pay for teachers

Yesterday Michael Gove released his evidence to the STRB relating to proposals to change teachers pay. http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/e/evidence%20to%20the%20strb%20the%20case%20for%20change.pdf The BBC Education correspondent Sean Coughlan reported : Education Secretary Michael Gove says he wants a system that can attract the highest quality … Continue reading

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