A Stitch in Time | aclerkselbow

As the end of term approached I reflected on my clerking practice ie behaviours over the last year and concluded that the following three things that do not save time whilst drafting minutes;
Voice recognition software. Don’t ask. A totally unrepeatable experience. My nerves are in shreds.
Losing your notes. I have had a small moment of panic when I misplaced my notes once so I now have a room full of plastic wallets of all colours. 10 for a £1 in A*da…sorted
Working from home means I am constantly distracted by either the Call of the Kettle (large flask being purchased – is that tax…

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This time next year, we’ll be millionaires… | mikercameron

I have some gratuitous advice for those about to be in receipt of DfE funds to deliver CPD for them. I don’t know if you got the funding because you were the best placed to deliver it given your track record or simply because you kept Nick Gibbs shoes shiny, and for the purposes of… Read More This time next year, we’ll be millionaires…

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When Kafka got a bafta or the case of the oversized ; | aclerkselbow

This salutory tale takes us nicely towards the end of term and although it may come across as a rant, aka good old moan, it most assuredly is nothing of the sort.
Our story began when tens of thousands of Y6 pupils sat down, one hopes under exam conditions, to undertake a Statutory Assessment Test. There they sat pencils sharpened, rulers ready, brains awake, full of a hearty breakfast (possibly) and tears dried.  They bravely tackled the reading comprehension paper (a bit more accessible than last year apparently); scaled the maths papers protractor in hand and did their spellings…

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When Kafka got a bafta or the case of the oversized ; | aclerkselbow

This salutory tale takes us nicely towards the end of term and although it may come across as a rant, aka good old moan, it most assuredly is nothing of the sort.
Our story began when tens of thousands of Y6 pupils sat down, one hopes under exam conditions, to undertake a Statutory Assessment Test. There they sat pencils sharpened, rulers ready, brains awake, full of a hearty breakfast (possibly) and tears dried.  They bravely tackled the reading comprehension paper (a bit more accessible than last year apparently); scaled the maths papers protractor in hand and did their spellings…

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Have we gone as far as we can go with measuring? |

This week, the DfE has published research by NGA in collaboration with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). In a new blog, Chief Executive Emma Knights reflects on the study and asks: have we gone as far as we can go with measuring?  

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A governors perspective of candidates applying for Head teacher DHT and AHT roles | ignoratus

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A governors perspective of candidates applying for Head teacher DHT and AHT roles | ignoratus

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