I never imagined when I got up in the early hours of the morning on April 8th to get something off my chest that it would have such an impact. My idea was simple – 1oo Academics, 1000 teachers. I imagined it would take weeks to get to this point. It took 100 hours for 1400 people to sign. They keep on coming in- almost 4000 parents and teachers have signed.
The link to sign is at http://www.thinking-about-education.co.uk .
Last week we made front page headline news in The Independent and the same evening , the Channel 4 news. I will continue to campaign to keep this issue in the minds of the media so that parents and children are able to hear what research says about the education system.
To those of you who have already signed I cannot thank you enough. We have stood, shoulder to shoulder, from public school to PRU, from nursery to night school to ask one simple thing. That a man who is so committed to facts makes sure that he uses them.
THE REAL ENEMY OF PROMISE….
Before the Easter break, almost 100 academics drawn from the spectrum of educational research and practice, published a letter in The Independent querying the wisdom of Michael Gove’s changes to the curriculum. The response from the Secretary of State for education was astonishing to say the least. He claimed that the academics belonged to a sinister ‘blob’ dedicated to ruining the lives of children. He claimed that they were Marxist. He called them, and anyone who might associate with them, ‘enemies of promise’. On Question Time, he glibly noted that he could find 100 ‘good’ academics who would agree with him. To date, he has not. The 100 academics, on the other hand, have found support in the teaching profession and beyond. Around 1000 of them have attached their names to this rebuttal. They are people working in and with education on a daily basis. Many of them are also parents. They are drawn from primary, secondary, FE and HE sectors; from state schools, private schools, grammar schools, international schools and academies. They are tired of the way that educational research is being misappropriated by the current secretary of state. They are tired of a ‘yadda yadda’ approach to this crucial job – if I hear something I disagree with, I’ll just shout over it. They are astonished that a man appointed to serve the education system behaves like a child who has not yet learned to listen and to respect boundaries.
Michael Gove has used, frequently, the words of cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham to support his notions that the curriculum should be based on the acquisition of facts. Gove’s interpretation of this idea is that the curriculum should consist of nothing but facts, but Willingham argues in much of his work, that critical thinking is essential in learning and that all knowledge learned should be supported by thinking. Futhermore, he warns that in the United States, a similar programme led to teachers ‘giving children lots and lots of facts at the expense of critical thinking.’ Far from attacking thinking skills, as Gove suggests, Willingham values them, when taught within context and points out that ‘we’d love to test critical thinking if we knew how to test critical thinking. But we really don’t. So what we tend to do is test factual knowledge.’ While it is clear that Willingham supports a focus on knowledge, he voices concerns about high stakes testing and the isolation of the teaching of knowledge into rote facts. Indeed, all of the academics and teachers listed at the end of this article would fully support an education system in which children acquire knowledge, but it is how this knowledge is acquired and tested which forms the bone of contention. The education of our young is too important to leave to opinion and ideology. It requires evidence and thought.
This was a position that Michael Gove adopted when he came to office. He appointed ‘experts’ to advise him. Some of those experts have signed this letter. Others have publicly voiced concerns about the way he has ignored their evidence. Let’s take the expert panel on the National Curriculum as an example. In the report that the panel submitted, there was an entire chapter, based on decades of research that oracy underpinned academic success. This can be quite hard to understand if one considers that few examinations take a verbal form, but our written thoughts stem from the speeches we form in our heads. In order to be lucid on the page, we need to be lucid in our minds and practising the articulation of ideas is key to this. It is one of the reasons that the private sector places so much emphasis on debate. It is why Oxbridge universities continue to fund the hugely expensive tutorial system. It is why many of our leading orators – and Michael Gove is one of them – hone their skills in a debating society such as The Oxford Union. It is why we interview people face to face for jobs. Think for a moment of a working life in adulthood in which presentations, participations in meetings or any other form of communication was not essential. Research shows that vocabulary in child hood is a key indicator of future academic success and that building vocabulary and articulacy is essential in bridging that gap between children from disadvantaged and advantaged backgrounds. This chapter has been completely ignored in Gove’s proposals. In fact most of the advice offered by the panel has been ignored, leading to the resignation of all but one of the original expert panel.
Policy on literacy was based on the advice of an expert in the way children develop reading skills – Debra Myhill and the founder of a widely used system of teaching of synthetic phonics – Ruth Miskin. Both have voiced concerns in the past few weeks at the way the government has ignored their advice. They describe the tests as ‘flawed’ and warn that they will lead to ‘poor teaching’. Indeed the DfE’s own research paper into ‘what works’ in teaching children to read warns against teaching and testing grammar ‘out of context’. So, Mr. Gove, where are your good academics – the ones who agree with you? They cannot all be enemies of promise.
Mr. Gove’s oratory skills and his ability to tap into the deepest fears of parents mean that his policies often find support in voters whose access to information is viewed through the lens of a privately educated media. These fears are seated in a belief that standards are falling and that Britain is failing to compete internationally with other systems. But if one explores the data from the OECD – the organization who administers the international PISA tests, we find some interesting ideas which do not at all sit in accordance with Michael Gove’s policies. Firstly, the tests are not based on knowledge, but the application of knowledge in ‘novel situations’. The highest performing countries have students who are able to think critically and innovatively to apply the knowledge they have. The OECD data throws up some other interesting facts. For example when the factor of class is removed, British state schools outperform private schools. In the highest performing countries, teachers are more highly valued than any other profession – in Finland for example, rather than being viewed as ‘enemies of promise’, they set and mark their own tests, are all educated to Masters level and enroll on university courses which are more competitive than Medicine or Law. In fact, the key unifying characteristics of those successful countries is the autonomy of the teaching profession and the regard in which it is held. It is difficult to see how Michael Gove’s attacks on the profession, or his changes to the curriculum help us to compete on an international stage.
It is difficult, when one reads the research written by those that Michael Gove admires, including the Marxist, Gramsci, to find the evidence that supports the highly selective interpretations that Gove incorporates into his policies. He glibly makes statements, presented as facts, which have no basis in reality at all. His statement that ‘you cannot be creative unless you understand how sentences are constructed’ denies the existence of childhood and yet it is delivered as a fact. If challenging this anti-intellectual reasoning makes us bad academics, or raising our concerns makes us bad teachers in the eyes of the Secretary of State, then so be it.
Let us repeat that we do not oppose the acquisition of knowledge. Nor do we oppose the idea that all children should succeed. We instead question the removal of skills from that process. We question the wisdom of the decontextualized testing of knowledge and the notion that there should be high stakes testing in which children’s futures become fixed once and for all. Michael Gove’s proposals for examination changes are akin to altering the driving test to the theory only examination and removing the option to retake the test. Despite the fact that it took six attempts for him to pass his own driving test, in schools Gove proposes the removal of second chances and mistakes. It amounts to the removal of hope and that is the real enemy of promise in this debate.
(AST stands for Advanced Skills Teacher, an alternative career path for teachers who wish to remain teaching rather than pursuing management roles)
- Debra Kidd – AST Teaching and Learning, Secondary State.
- Louise Astbury – Head of English and MFL, Sixth Form College, Examiner.
- Serena Dawson – MFL teacher, Secondary State.
- Jackie Schneider – Teacher, Primary State.
- Michael Tidd – Year Leader, Middle School State.
- Tim Taylor – AST, Primary State.
- Rosie Marcus, Director of Programmes, CAPE UK.
- Mark Coates – AST English, Secondary State
- Julie Wright – KS3 Humanities Co-ordinator, Secondary State.
- Sally Dennis – Year 6 and 7 teacher – 3-18 Academy school.
- Alison Anderton – Teacher, State Primary.
- Pete Benson – Teacher of Theatre – International School
- Rebecca Patterson – PGCE Tutor – Higher Education
- Emma Owen – Head of English – Secondary State.
- David Richards – Teacher – Primary.
- Mike Devitt – Principal Moderator – English A Level. Former teacher in both State and Independent sector.
- Claire Roberts – Deputy Headteacher – Primary.
- Trisha Lee – Teacher and author of ‘Teaching Mathematics Creatively’ – Secondary and Cultural Sector
- Rebecca Stacey – Deputy Headteacher – Primary.
- Stephanie Oswald, PGCE tutor
- Shanti Lall – Teacher of English – Secondary Academy.
- Ruth Bennie – Headteacher – Primary.
- Ian Startup – AST – State Secondary.
- Louise Clark – EYFS/Primary specialist and Artistic Director of Libellulewings Theatre.
- Jonny Greemshields – Teacher, Secondary State
- Ross Bolwell – Williams – Creative Projects Co-ordinator, Make Believe Arts. International.
- Cathryn Throup – Deputy Headteacher – State Primary.
- Mollie Weston – Teacher – State Primary
- Natalie Masala – Teacher – State Secondary.
- Liz Hague – Creative Practitioner – Cultural Sector
- Jon Paul Mason – AST Mathematics – State Secondary.
- Tasneem Dhansey – Science Teacher – Secondary Academy.
- Jez Gregg – Teacher of Theatre – International.
- Mark Edwards – Principal – Primary Academy
- Becky Shickle – Teacher – State Primary.
- Karen Whitehead – Head of Faculty – State Secondary
- Ase Eliason Bjurstrom – Teacher – International
- Will Wade – Learning Assistant – Further Education.
- Joanne Mimnagh – PGCE Tutor.
- Hywel Roberts – AST and author of ‘Oops – helping children to learn Accidentally’
- Charles Parker, Deputy Head, State Secondary
- Jane Hewitt – AST and consultant.
- Sean Macnamara – Teacher – Primary State
- Katie Ward – Head of Sixth Form – Secondary.
- Sue Coates – Teacher – Primary.
- Lee Willscroft–Ferris – MFL Teacher – Secondary State.
- Nicola Murray – Head of Department – Secondary National Teaching School and Academy.
- Emily Young – Senior Lecturer Physical Education– H.E.
- Kate Bean – Senior Lecturer in Primary Education. Former Headteacher.
- Joe Trier – Literacy Co-ordinator – Primary.
- Simon Withey – Head of Department – Secondary Special Education
- David Boulton – Teacher of Physics – Secondary State.
- Jayne Williams – Teacher of Art – Secondary Academy.
- Ondrie Mann – Lead Teacher – 3 – 18 Academy.
- Jen Mann – Teacher of Geography – Secondary Academy
- Allan Kidd – Course Leader – Sixth Form College.
- Lozi Murias – Teacher – Primary State.
- Dr. Richard Lodge – Head of English – Secondary State
- Beccy Panter – Teaching assistant – Primary State.
- Rebecca Farnworth – NQT – Primary State.
- Claire Pearce – Deputy Headteacher – Primary State.
- Phil Whitney – English Course Co-ordinator, Secondary State.
- Christopher Heaps – Teacher – Primary State.
- Rachel Gregory Billington – School Governor – Secondary Academy
- Paul McGinity – Peripatetic Music Teacher.
- Matt Wright – AST – Secondary Academy
- Laura Newman – History Teacher – Secondary
- Steve Piggot – Assistant Headteacher – 11-18 Seocndary.
- Nick Chandley – Philosophy For Children Consultant and Trainer.
- Christine Martin – English Teacher and A Level Examiner – Secondary
- Alan Thomas – Teacher – Sixth Form College
- Victoria Firbank – Teacher
- Suzanne Gannon – English – Sixth Form College
- Jay Whiting – Deputy Headteacher – Secondary
- Jan Whiting – Teacher – Primary PRU
- Clare Benton – Teacher – Primary
- Anne Westland – Teacher of English/KS 5 Coordinator – Secondary
- Mark Smith – Teacher of Mathematics – Secondary
- Jane Constantine – English 11-18 – Secondary
- Joanne Parish – Head of Finance and parent – ISTA.
- Nicola Towle – Teacher – Primary
- Taryn Elliot – RE Teacher Secondary
- Alix Thatcher – Teacher – Independent sector.
- Caroline Newton – Grandparent and stakeholder
- Claire Corrigan – Teacher of Sociology – Sixth Form College
- Jo Hulme – Deputy Headteacher – Primary
- John Connor – MFL consultant, AST assessor
- Suzannah Reeves – Head of Humanities, School Governor,
- Rebecca Bell – School Governor, Director of Integrate Education
- Moira Nolan – Assistant Headteacher –Secondary
- Alex Belios – MFL Teacher – Secondary
- Tricia Kellerher – Principal – Independent School
- Sarah Angill – Teacher- Primary
- Charles Richardson – Teacher and ITT Trainer – Primary
- Anna Harries – English Teacher – Sixth Form College
- Gordon Baillie – AST – Secondary
- Angela David – Drama Teacher – International School
- Judith Tigerschoild – Headteacher – Primary
- Rachel Watkins – AST English – Secondary
- Lynne Donaldson – English – Secondary
- Ian Gilbert – International Educational Publisher and Author of ‘Super Teaching’ and ‘The Learning Revolution’ among others.
- Amy Sharp – English Teacher Secondary
- Lucie Trickett – Drama teacher – Secondary
- Sarah Wilson – DT teacher – Secondary
- Tom Schultz – Director of Theatre – International (Singapore)
- Ian Baker – Teacher – International
- Justin Bulpett – English Teacher – Secondary
- Lou Liddle-McGhee – AST History – Secondary
- Dawn Liddle-McGhee – TA – Special Education
- Andrew Horsley – Teacher of Exploration (Maths / Humanities)– Secondary
- Elspeth Mackie – English teacher – International
- Claire Teach – Teacher – EYFS
- John Wilks – General Secretary of the London Association for the Teaching of English.
- Katharine McBride – Teacher of English – Secondary.
- Chris Wakely – MFL Advisor and former Ofsted Inspector.
- Rachael Edgar – Teacher of English – International.
- Ruth Horsley – Teacher – Primary.
- Joanne Hennesey – Teacher – Primary.
- Ian Callaghan – Teacher – Secondary.
- Joanne Humphrey – English Teacher – International.
- Wendy Banks – English Co-ordinator – International.
- Tess McGivney – Lecturer – HE
- Anthea Hilson – Headteacher – Infant and EYFS.
- Erica Robinson – Teacher of English – Secondary Academy
- Dr. Carol Azumah Dennis – Programme Director – Life Long Learning. University of Hull.
- Rachel J Ramaker – Teacher – Primary.
- Mark Edwards – Principal – Academy.
- Barbara Clarke – Assistant Headteacher – Primary.
- Sarah Doherty – Teacher – Secondary
- Emma Caudwell – Teacher and Specialist Dyslexia Teacher – Primary.
- Matthew Donohue – Teacher – Primary.
- Gillie Kerrod – Youth Theatre Teacher – Cultural Sector.
- Shirley Harrison – SLT Teacher Leader – Secondary Academy.
- Elizabeth Challinor – Teacher – Primary.
- Leena Robertson – ITT Tutor – HE
- Dave Edwards – Teacher – Secondary
- Owein Prenderghast – Art and Design Lecturer – FE
- Fiona West – Head of Science – Secondary State
- Peter Haveland – Art and Design Teacher – FE and HE
- Allan Boxer – Former Primary Headteacher, Freelance Music teacher.
- Ali Johns – Subject Leader, Mathematics – Secondary State
- Jessica Rafferty – Teacher – Primary State
- Caron Rainton – Teacher of English – Sixth Form College
- Christine Savage – Head of English – Sixth Form College
- Elle Elliot – Trainee Teacher – Primary
- Kevin Lawton – ICT tutor – Sixth Form College
- Liam Spires – Teacher – Primary
- Lesley Gibbens – Assistant Headteacher – Secondary State.
- Lizzie Hode – Teacher, Primary.
- Andy Eachus – E-learning manager – Sixth Form College
- Peter Roberts – Vice Principal – Sixth Form College
- Katherine Edwards – Teacher of History and founder of historynotpropaganda.weebly.com
- Natalie Ford – Head of PSHE – Secondary State
- Jane Mearns – Year 5 teacher – Primary
- Stephen Finegold – Youth Theatre Teacher – Cultural Sector
- Louise Poole – Head of Music – Secondary State
- Sara Petts – Teacher of Biology – Sixth Form College
- Stephanie Holt – Teacher of Law – Sixth Form College
- Nicola Barthorpe – Director of Humanities – Secondary Academy.
- Laura Latham – Senior Teacher – Primary
- Fran Keayes – English Teacher – Secondary.
- Jess Edwards – Teacher – Primary Academy.
- Eleanor Robinson – Teacher – Primary Academy.
- Gisela Cook – Former Museum Educator and parent.
- Jenna Withney – Music Teacher and Youth Worker – Freelance.
- Eileen Taylor – Teacher – Secondary State
- Fiona Douglas-Reeeves – Head of Media – Sixth Form College
- Alan Mills – Former Teacher, SSAT consultant, now Charity Trustee and Director
- Marie Davidson – Head of RE – Secondary State
- Sharon Wainscott – Teacher – Primary.
- Elizabeth Ramsay – Head of Drama – Sixth Form College
- Sue Berry – Teacher and Trade Unionist.
- Samantha Kent – Teacher of Science – Secondary
- Amy Combey – LSA – Primary
- Jane McGregor – Ex teacher, now educational researcher, Cambridge University.
- Sophie Alcock – Year 5/6 Teacher – Primary
- Mark Johnson – Teacher of Theatre – FE
- Rebecca Denning – Teacher of Dance – Secondary Academy.
- Victoria Hale – Head of Year – Secondary Academy.
- Kelly Wade – Class teacher – Primary.
- Dave Whitaker – Headteacher – Special Education
- Roz Morton – Teacher of English – Secondary
- Maria Beswick – Teacher of English – Secondary
- Vikki Clements – Teacher of English _ Secondary
- Sophie Wales – Teacher – Secondary
- Jo Rhodes – Teacher of Dance – Cultural Sector
- Matthew Douglas – Head of Music – Co-operative Trust Secondary
- Phillipa Jackson, Headteacher – Primary
- Ben Greenfield – Teacher – Primary
- Philip Willis – Teacher – Primary
- Frances Mills – Educational Psychologist and Mum.
- Janine Chapelle – Teacher of English – Sixth Form College
- Matthew Hughes – EYFS Teacher – Primary
- Alison Welsh – Teacher – Primary
- Claire McDonough – Teacher- Secondary.
- Clare Vincent – Year 6 teacher – Primary
- Sarah Rhodes – Learning Coordinator – Secondary
- Alfie Crump – Deputy Headteacher – Primary
- Neil Agutter – Senior Teacher – Outdoor Learning Centre
- Martin Borrott – Assistant Headteacher – Primary
- Shaun Hopper – Maths and Research Leader – Primary Academy
- G. Collins – Teacher – Primary
- Alex Lockhart – Teacher – Primary
- A. Maynard – NQT – Primary
- Jen Shannon – Educational Psychologist and former Primary School Teacher.
- Valerie Goodwin – Head of Department – Secondary.
- Kirsty Mason – GTP English Teacher – Secondary Academy.
- Rhoda Wilson – Year Leader – Middle School
- Jo Ward – Yr 5 Teacher and Literacy Co-ordinator – Primary
- Katy Street – Head of English -Secondary
- Melanie Weinstein – Teacher – Primary International
- Gill Wallace – Primary Maths Specialist – Primary State
- Masha Bell – Former Teacher, now Literacy Researcher
- Damien Mills – Deputy Headteacher – Primary
- Steve King – Teacher – Secondary
- Emma Prince – Head of English – Sixth Form College
- Dennis Kwok – NQT Science and former private sector employee – Secondary
- Duncan Bradshaw – Assistant Head of Mathematics – Secondary
- Helen Absalom – Teacher of English – International
- Ray Dominy – Teacher – Primary
- Jo Hoult – Teacher and Arts Coordinator – Primary
- Theresa Donegan – Deputy Head – Primary International
- Zoe Brown – Learning and Progress Assistant – Secondary
- Ron Gordon – RE Teacher – Secondary
- Simon Webster – Head of History – Secondary
- Emma O’Kelly – Teacher – Primary
- Ellen McVicar – Teacher – Primary
- Kay Johnston – History Teacher – Secondary
- Patricia Oxiade – Teacher – Primary
- Madeleine Court – Teacher of Economics and Business – Independent School
- Helen Brooks – Teacher and parent – Primary
- Armin Sebastian Cano Fuica – Teacher – Primary International.
- Georgina Holt – Director of Science – Secondary
- Nicky Martin – Teacher – Primary
- Susan Rowe-Jones, Headteacher – Primary
- Dan Heppner – Teacher of Science – Secondary
- Karen Grey – Teacher – Primary
- John Gillard – Head of History – Secondary Academy
- R.Crowford – Teacher, Primary,
- Claire Bills, Teacher, Primary.
- Paul Willerton – Assistant Vice Principal – Secondary.
- Susan Bowie – Maths/ICT teacher – Secondary Academy
- Tracy Gresty – Teacher – Primary
- Yvonne Hardman – Teacher – Primary
- Lorraine Marshall – Teacher – Primary
- Patricia Farmer – Assistant Headteacher – Primary
- Zoe Friend – Teacher, Primary
- L.Trussel – Teacher of ICT – Secondary
- Jonathan Gower – Headteacher, Primary.
- Jill Morton – Educational Psychologist.
- Val Crane – Science Teacher – Secondary
- Shona Wolfenden – Teacher – Primary
- Claire Adams – Teacher – Primary
- Lestyn Thomas – HLTA – Primary
- Andrew Elliot – Head of Geography -Secondary
- Jackie Lucraft – Director of Teaching and Learning, Secondary.
- Peter Hall – Maths Consultant – Making Maths Fun, Primary
- Amanda Morris, Teacher of DT, Secondary
- Lizzie Pascall – Teacher, Primary.
- Dave Mingay – Teacher, Primary Special Education
- Tavia Allan -Course Leader for English -16-19 School
- Carson Elday – Teacher, Primary Special Education
- Pamela Rook – Teacher, Primary
- Mick Cull, Teacher, Primary
- Andrea Jenkins, Teacher, Primary
- Tim Handley – Maths/ICT Co-ordinator, Primary
- Vanessa Cox, Head of Department, Secondary
- Andy Cavadino – Year 5 Teacher – Primary
- Helen Weeden – Teacher, Primary
- Ruth Ball, Trainee Teacher, Primary
- Andrew Lindley – Teacher, Primary
- Keith Smith, Head of DT/Engineering, Secondary
- Alasdair Smith, Teacher of History and Senior Lecturer, Secondary and HE
- Andrew John, Teacher, Primary.
- Jayne Wright, Teacher of History – Secondary
- Gorana Henry – Teacher, Primary
- Moyra Mahoney, Teacher of English, FE
- Sue Mosedale, TA, Primary/EYFS
- Louise Bishop, Teacher, Primary
- Donna Sparke, Teacher, Primary
- Paul Norman, Vice Principal, Secondary Academy
- Jane Lovis, Assistant Headteacher, Pupil Referral Unit
- Hannah Boydon, Teacher, Primary
- Robert Illingworth, Middle School Leader, MFL
- Lucy Newman, SEN Teacher, Primary
- Chris Chivers, ITT Tutor, Primary, HE
- Adam Hayes – Reintegration Coordinator, Education Support Centre
- Richard Warren, English Deputy Leader, Secondary Academy.
- Philip Anderson, Head of Department, Secondary, Chair of Governors, Primary
- Abbie Talbot – Trainee Teacher, Primary.
- Eoghan Walsh – Teacher, Primary.
- Mark Pratt – Headteacher, Primary.
- Alison Smith, KS5 Co-ordinator, Secondary.
- Helena Butterworth, Head of MFL, Voluntary Aided Secondary
- Adam Pannell – Teacher, Primary.
- Tim Rogers – Teacher of Science, Secondary.
- Hannah Lloyd, Year 6 teacher, Primary
- Charles Tub, Head of Department, Secondary
- Vicky Grant, Teacher, Primary
- Maria Teresa Jackson, Teacher, Primary
- Liz Gallagher-Coates, English and Psychology teacher, Independent sector.
- Morag Scott-Smith – Teacher, Primary.
- Emma Payne – Headteacher, Primary
- Gary Snapper, Editor, Teaching English, The National Association for Teachers of English
- Helen Wright, Trainee Teacher, Primary
- Lesley Davis, Headteacher, Primary
- Julia Skinner, Retired Headteacher.
- Gary Read – Headteacher, Primary.
- Katarzyna Klocek, Teacher, Primary.
- Tim Browse – Headteacher, Primary
- Lisa Roberts, Teacher, Primary
- Mags Herbert – Year 6 Teacher, Primary
- Sheeylah Price, HLTA and Librarian, Primary
- Ruth Jones, Teacher, Primary
- Lauren Brown, Teacher, Primary
- Debbie Taylor, English Teacher, Secondary
- Catherine Barlow Year 3 teacher, Primary
- Louise Goode, Head of Mathematics, Secondary
- Rob Lloyd, Lead Learning Coordinator and School Governor
- Emma Wylde, Teacher of English
- Catherine Upton, Literacy Co-ordinator, Primary
- Barbara Butterworth, Deputy Headteacher.
- Kevin Holland – Bigfoot Theatre Company
- Emma Bramley – Creative Practitioner
- Matt Wardle, Teacher, Primary
- Carol Newton, Teacher, Primary
- John Rainer, Academic Division Leader, PGCE Tutor, HE
- Joy Sherlock, Teacher of Drama, Secondary
- Helen Jones, Headteacher, Primary Academy
- Andrew Parsons, Teacher, Secondary
- Jennifer Benzer, Teacher, Sixth Form College
- Gill Evans, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Elaine Nielsen, Teacher of Drama, International Primary School
- Emily Thurbon, Assistant Headteacher, Primary
- Dr. James Turner, Literacy Co-ordinator, Primary
- Dr. Joana Soliva Teacher of English, GCSE and A Level Examiner.
- Fiona Webster Lee – Teacher of RE and Spanish – Special Education
- Lucie Golton – Head of Physics -Secondary.
- Niamh Sweeney, Teacher of Health and Social Care, 6th Form Federated Academy.
- Alison Cooper – Teacher, Primary
- Corinne Howell – Science Co-ordinator, Special Education
- Pierette Sims – Head of English – 11-18 Academy
- Sharon McCammon, AST English, Secondary
- Ian Browne, Science Faculty Leader, Secondary
- Jenny Lewis, Teacher, Primary
- Suzanne Higgins – Deputy Headteacher
- Anne Broadhurst – Geography and CCT Teacher, 3-18 Academy
- Phil Wood – Lecturer, HE
- Elizabeth Dowling – Teacher of History, Secondary.
- Lauren McCoy, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Andy Lutwyche, Teacher of Mathematics, Secondary
- Tim Appelbee, Primary School Governor, FHEA, CAPE UK associate
- Kathryn Law AST Creativity and Learning, Wakefield LEA
- Ian Sudbery, Assistant Headteacher, Secondary
- Lisa Constable, EYPS Trainer and Advisor for Early Years Education
- Rachael Taylor, Teacher, Primary
- Andy Bowman, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Philip Cole – Teacher of Science, Secondary
- Neil Wells, Teacher of Science, Secondary Academy
- Janet King, Teacher, Primary
- Jessica Bubb, Teacher, EYFS
- Paul Hacker, Teacher, Independent Sector
- Johanna Walkley, Headteacher, Primary
- Samantha Salas, EAL teacher, Primary
- Fiona Miller, SENCO, Assistant Headteacher.
- Lisa Pitman, Teacher, Secondary
- Seren Collins, Teacher, Secondary
- Rachel Emmett, Literacy Lecturer, FE
- Helen Trivers, Teacher, Primary
- Sarah Klein, Art Teacher, Secondary
- Elizabeth Mynott, AST, Secondary
- Fatima Duerden, MFL, Primary
- Greg King, Head of Physics, Secondary Academy
- Pauline Gaston, AST Behaviour and Maths, 4-16 Academy
- Martin Galway – Year 6 Lead Teacher and Senior Manager, Primary
- Professor David Davis – HE and International Teacher Education.
- Suzy Wedley, Teacher, Primary
- Helen Thornton, TA, Primary
- Claire Johnson, Teacher, Primary
- Alex Scott, Teacher, Primary
- Ben King, Geography and Learning to Learn, Secondary Academy
- Eliza O’Driscoll, English Teacher, Secondary
- Mark Guy, Science/Physics, Secondary
- Dr. Roger Caseby, Vice Principal, Academy
- Paul Bateson, Teacher of Drama, Secondary
- Heidi Hudd, Phase Leader, Primary
- Debbie Hough, English, Secondary
- John Atkinson, Learning Leader, Secondary
- Murray Sackwild – Head of Humanities, Secondary
- Damien Keene, Assistant Head for Inclusion, Primary
- Donna Beadows – Teacher, Primary
- Damian Knollys – Headteacher, Primary
- Guy Williams – Director of Performing Arts and Editor of the NATD journal.
- Sara Radley – Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Freya Knowles, Lead Teacher for the more able, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Mark Wheeller -Drama Teacher and Playwright – writer of Too Much Punch For Judy and other plays.
- Jane Ashworth, Teacher, Primary
- Simon Horbury, Head of Science Independent Preparatory School
- Janet Colledge, WRL Manager, London Academy
- Chris Miles, Head of Music , Secondary
- Larry Scott, English, Secondary
- Ross Cotter, HE
- Molly Bertrand, Teacher of Drama, Secondary
- Gill Goodswen, Retired Headteacher, Chair of Governors.
- Sarah Hambley, Teacher, Primary
- Richard Clift, Head of Science, Secondary
- Tracey Halford, Teacher, Primary
- Ian McDaid Specialist Leader of Education, Secondary
- Bridget Solly – Teacher, Primary
- Grace Meisher, Teacher, Primary
- Camilla Clayton, Teacher, Primary
- Rachel Morgan, Teacher, Primary
- Kimberley Dutton Hughes, Teacher, Primary
- Gary Vessey, Assistant Headteacher, AST English, Primary
- Emma Duff, Primary SENCO
- Julia Morgans, Every Child Counts Teacher Leader, Derbyshire
- Elisabeth Street, Teacher, Primary
- Cath Heery, Teacher, Primary
- Matthew O Hagan, Maths Teacher, Primary
- Andy Bear, Teacher, Primary
- Glyn Bishop, Teacher, Primary
- Alison Richardson, Head of Music, Secondary
- Jon Haines, Former Head of Dept, ITT Tutor
- Stewart Debenham, Deputy Head, Primary
- Theresa Lane, Headteacher, Nursery
- Gillian Kirk, English, Secondary
- Christine Clarke, Head of Maths, Secondary
- John Mountford, Retired Headteacher, Ex Ofsted Inspector and serving Governor.
- Nadine Parker, Teacher of Art, Secondary Academy
- Louise Cranshaw, Teacher, Primary
- Alison Hale, Drama in Education – Schools and Museums.
- Mike Barber, Curriculum Manager, Sixth Form College
- Nicola Darling, Teacher, Primary
- Helen Mayes, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Louise Harris, Deputy Headteacher, Secondary Academy
- Martin Francis, retired Headteacher, School Governor.
- Michael Bunting – Deputy Head, Primary
- Matt Wiley, Teacher of Science, Secondary
- Heather Cunningham, Headteacher
- Mick O’Neill Deputy SENCO, Secondary
- Paul de Haas, Teacher, Primary
- Julie Lilly, Headteacher and SENCO, Primary
- John Kisiala, Teacher, Primary
- Stewart Payne, Teacher, Primary
- Lynda Froud, KS1 Teacher, Primary
- John Parker, Maths Specialist, Primary
- Rachel Bonner, NQT, Primary
- Katie Moran, Headteacher, Primary
- Marion Langford – SENCO, Primary
- Andy Molloy Science Curriculum Team Leader, Secondary
- Nicola Denney, Teacher, Primary
- Jan Marshall, SENCO, Primary
- Sarah Leigh Barnett, Humanities, Secondary Academy
- Lucy Alway, Teacher, Primary
- Sam Johnson, Head of Learning, Secondary
- Gareth Metcalfe, Teacher, Primary
- Jack Wyatt, Teacher, Primary
- Roo Stenning, Geography and Theory of Knowledge Teacher, International
- Sharon Patterson, TA, Secondary
- Alison Rowe, RE Secondary
- Martin Coombes, Teacher of Physics, Secondary
- Neil Scanlan, former LA advisor on Assessment, School Governor and Governor Trainer
- Michaela Porter, TA, Primary
- Miriam Mendez Lovelace, Teacher, Primary
- Jenny Elliott, Deputy Headteacher, Secondary
- Thomasina Watts-Robinson, Head of Science, Secondary
- Sue Gentry, TA, Primary
- Heather Harrison, Music Teacher, Secondary.
- Carolyn Frea, Literacy Support Teacher
- David Lloyd, Teacher of Music and Drama, Special Education
- Robin Bertrand – Deputy Headteacher, Secondary
- Ilona Schofield, Teacher of Science, Secondary
- Lucy Evans, Literacy Co-ordinator, Primary
- Dr. Owen Barden, Lecturer in Education, HE
- Frederique Lane, Assistant Principal, Secondary
- Deb Smith, Teacher, Secondary
- Robert Campbell, Principal, Secondary Academy
- Joanne Pearson, Teacher Educator
- Michael Horner, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Hazel Danson, Assistant Headteacher, Primary
- Louise Simmonds, Base Leader, Isles of Scilly
- Jo Cole, Learning and Teaching, Secondary
- Julie Lee Ranson, Teacher, Senior Manager, Governor
- Helen Hall Chair of Governors, Primary
- Andrew Caffrey, Assistant Headteacher
- Matt Beresford, Deputy Headteacher, Primary Academy
- Ruth Golding, Head of School
- Leon Reed, Teaching Assistant, Primary
- Michael Griffin, Head of Year 13, Teacher of Psychology and Author
- Katharine Elwis, Teacher of Drama, Primary, Cambridge Graduate
- Kim Payne, Assistant Headteacher, Primary.
- James Rich, Teacher, Primary
- David Beddow, AST Secondary
- Helen Mitchell, Director of CPD, School of Education
- Jessica Cotton, Head of Creative and Performing Arts, Secondary
- Stephen Shieber, Head of RE and Philosphy, Independent Sector
- Chris Ewing, Head of PE, Secondary
- Daniel Reeves, Teacher, Primary
- Elaine Perrigot, Teacher
- Ellis Holt, Teacher, Primary
- Amanda Gray, Year 6 Teacher, Primary
- Emily Pulleine, Teacher, Primary.
- Charlotte Hills, Year 6 teacher, Primary
- Simon Sylvester, Lecturer in Film and Production, FE
- Vivienne Sheil, Teacher, Primary
- Ben Walsh, Textbook Author and Examiner
- Mark Squires, Headteacher and Local Leader of Education
- Ciaran O’Hallaran, Head of Arts Faculty, 4-18 Academy
- Emma Harvey, Teacher, Primary
- Rebecca Bradley, KS3 Co-ordinator, Secondary
- Heidi Lauder, Teacher, Primary
- Dai Barnes Head of Academic and In-Curriculum ICT, Independent Sector
- Anne O’Connor, EYFS consultant, trainer and writer
- Sara Whiley, SEN teacher
- Nicky Downes, Inclusion Teacher, Primary
- Marcelle Hoare Teacher, Primary
- Sue Thom, Teacher, Primary
- Andrea Mooney KS2 Teacher Primary
- Nicola Gabb, English Teacher, Independent Sector
- Gill Davies – PGCE Tutor
- David Rees – English Teacher, Secondary
- Liz Coales, Maths Teacher, Secondary Academy
- Rachael Hughes, Teacher, Primary
- Jane Porteous Teacher, Primary
- Sue Ellis, Teacher, Special School for Children with Autism
- Paul Bridge, History and Careers Teacher, International School
- James Hobson, Head of Department, Science, Secondary
- Gary Ellison, Teacher, Primary
- Fiona Kidney, TA SEN Secondary
- Dan Price, Teacher, Primary
- Dan Allen, Head of Music, Secondary
- Caroline Buchanan, Deputy Head, Infant School
- Jane Bettles, Year 4 Teacher, Primary
- Neil Kilbourne, Primary PGCE Student
- Angharad Jones, Mantle of the Expert Practitioner
- Caroline Gibby, Ed Doc Student, Newcastle University
- Ron Jenkins, Retired Science Teacher, Secondary
- Juliet Cook, Teacher of English
- Catherine Arcari, Teacher, Primary
- Kimberley Smith, EYFS Leader, Reception Teacher
- Jason Tracey Secondary Science Teacher
- Angie King Inclusions, Leader, Primary
- Vicki Merrick, Head of Department, Secondary and Grandmother
- Wendi Roberts Year Team Leader, Primary
- Lisa Clarke Teacher, Secondary
- Lisa Ashby, Year Leader, Primary
- Deborah Key, Teacher, LA Behaviour Support Service and LA Co-ordinator for Elective Home Education
- Becky Barros Teacher, Primary
- Claire Doherty Teacher of RE, Secondary
- Victoria Rogers, Teacher, Primary
- Kathryn McGuiness Teacher, Primary
- Lisa McLaughlin Teacher, Primary
- Alasdair Mussell TA Primary
- Anton East, Course Leader, Music and Perf. Arts, Sixth Form College
- Amanda Sanders PGCE Student
- Ingrid Spencer Education Lecturer, Teach First Primary Lead
- Steph Ladbrooke Teacher, Primary
- Janette Smith EYFS Adviser
- Ruth Woolman Teacher, Middle School
- Nicky Simmons Primary Education Consultant
- Louise M Bomber, Teacher and Therapist
- Jakki Bryant Teacher and Governor, Primary
- Kristiane Worsdell, English Teacher, Secondary
- Lucie Waggeh, Teacher, Primary
- Kay Kearey, History, Secondary Academy
- Chris Pim, Independent ICT and EAL Adviser.
- Heather Savage, KS2 Leader, Primary
- Ann Horton, EAL Co-ordinator, Academy
- Tricia Gilbey Teacher, Primary
- Ian Morecroft, Technology Teacher, Secondary
- Peter Matthews, Education Consultant
- Laura Mitchell, ICT teacher, Secondary. Parent.
- Emma Miles, Teacher, Primary
- Tony Buttifint, Maths Teacher and Data Manager, Secondary
- Dan Lyndon, AST History, Secondary
- Marie Bonsall, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Chloe Tollafield, Teacher, Primary
- Patricia Grist, Teacher and former Adviser for the International Education Agency of Papua New Guinea
- Vicki Stephens, Teacher, Primary
- Nicki Hamilton, Phase Leader, Primary
- Laura Stratford, TA, Primary. Parent.
- Hannah Quinn, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Fred Greaves, Division Secretary, Surrey NUT.
- Sean Moore, Teacher, Secondary
- Sian Jones, Teacher, Primary
- Dawn Hindle, English Secondary Academy
- Julia Walshaw AST Primary
- Alan Darley MA Teacher of RE and Philosophy, Secondary
- Christopher Clarke, Head of English, Secondary
- Hilary Cremlin, Teacher, Primary
- Chrissie Attenborough, English Teacher, Secondary
- Lucy Haynes, Teacher, Primary
- Lee Probert, Religious Studies Teacher, Primary
- Rebecca Morris, PGCE Student
- Debbie Ferrer Head of Key Stage 3, English, Secondary
- Chris Denson, Teacher, Secondary
- Wayne Jenkins Deputy Headteacher, Secondary
- Ian Goodyer Teacher, Primary
- Kathryn Bennett, Head of English, Secondary
- Rebecca Stone, Teacher, Primary
- Stephen Friend, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Christina Skarbek Senior Lecturer in Education
- David Mitchell, Music Teacher, Secondary
- Sarah Mann Director of Performing Arts, Secondary
- Anna Daly, Creative Practitioner and EYFS Trainer.
- Esther McKnight English Lecturer, FE
- Dr. Chris Denny, Associate Tutor, SEN Adviser, HE
- Rebecca Bowden English Secondary
- Sarah Coles, Trainee Primary Teacher
- Ben Ramsland, Head of English, Secondary
- Geraldine Ciantar Headteacher, Primary
- Jacinta Mills, Head of English, Public Sector
- Stacey Mearley AST History, Secondary
- James Wilson Teacher, Primary
- Emily Tudor, Head of English, Secondary
- Katharine Dunstan, Teacher, Primary
- Joanna Dennis, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Maria Ioannou Nursery Teacher
- Ian Howarth Head of History, Secondary
- Chris Brookbank, Headteacher, Primary
- Joan Walton, Lecturer Higher Education
- Amy Rollason Teacher, Secondary
- Sarah Matthews Teacher
- Jason Arthur, Teacher, Secondary
- Janet Newman, Retired Headteacher,Primary
- Suzie James, Teacher, Primary
- Lisa Dalgarno-Connelly – Teacher of Psychology, FE
- Jacqui Cawdron English Teacher , Secondary Free School
- Su Walters, Teacher, Primary
- Alaric Thompson Head of Physics, Secondary
- Martin Field, Teacher Secondary Academy, Chair of Governors, Primary
- Ashleigh Bell, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Peter Maynard, Head of Humanties, Grammar School
- Belinda J Ourtilbous Headteacher, Infant School
- Huw Morgan, Headteacher Primary
- Rosalyn George, Professor of Education, Goldsmiths
- Emily Tudor, Head of English, Secondary
- Phillip Klaus, Houseparent Psychology Teacher, Summerhill School.
- Nina Cardinale, Teacher Secondary
- Julian Bishop Ex Science teacher, IT Tutor IT Appreticeships, Private and Public Sector
- Neil Barton, BSED Mentor, Secondary
- Samantha Finch, Teacher, Primary
- Kelly Banbury, Subject Leader, Secondary
- Clare Perriss Peripatetic Teacher
- Nan Fee, Teacher, Primary
- Sorrell Thomas, Drama Teacher, Secondary
- Theresa Thornton, Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator
- Mark Parslow Williams EYFS Teacher
- Marion Green Teacher, Primary
- Carly Wilson, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Jo Hampshire, Head of Learning Support, Secondary
- Nikki Jones, TA, Primary. Parent.
- Olivia Whatcott, EYFS and Primary Teacher
- Ian Dickerson, KS5 Mathematics Co-ordinator, Sixth Form Secondary
- Michelle Hepburn, English Teacher, Secondary
- Owain Jones, Teacher, Primary
- Toby Baeyens, Head of ICT Summerhill School.
- Russell Cummings, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Deborah Niven, Teacher of English, Secondary RC
- Joanna Ferguson, Learning Mentor, Sixth Form Secondary
- Maggie Pitfield, Senior Lecturer in Education, HE
- Vicky Obied, Senior Lecturer in Education, HE
- Kim Wheeler, Trainee Teacher, Primary and EYFS
- Peter Williams, Curriculum Manager. FE
- James Cadieux TA SEN, Primary
- Glynn Kirkham, Educational Consultant, Former Teacher, Ofsted Inspector and University Lecturer.
- Elizabeth Lockwood, Science Teacher, Secondary Academy
- Stanley K.M. Semarco, Lecturer, HE
- Caroline Small, Drama and English Teacher, Artist in Education
- Rebecca Sutherland Cooper, SEN Teacher
- Amy Druce, Deputy Head of English, Secondary
- Helen Hunter, Teacher and Creative Practitioner, Independent Preparatory School
- Trish Wilson, TA Primary
- Chris Coultas Teacher, Primary
- Sarah Prentice, Teacher, Primary
- Jane Couzens, Teacher, Primary
- Dr. Alison Taysum, Lecturer, HE
- Tim Ennion, Assistant Headteacher, Secondary Academy
- Daisy Camplin, Teacher, Primary
- Sue Smith, Teacher, Primary
- Rowan Todd, Lecturer Design Technology, HE
- Alexia Hodgson, Learning Support, Primary
- Esther O’Neill, Music and German Teacher, Secondary
- Lynda Houghton, Senior Lecturer in Primary ITT, HE
- Indira Banner, Lecturer in Science Education, HE
- Neil Davis, Assistant Headteacher, Primary
- Emily Thomas, History Teacher, Secondary
- Kate Oakley, Senior EYFS Practitioner
- Janelle Sims, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Dr. Kate McKenzie, Educationalist and School Governor.
- Alice South, Literacy Co-ordinator, Infant School
- Denise Crunden, Teacher, Primary
- Tricia Eastley, Headteacher and NLE
- Gail Barr – Language Teacher, Secondary and HE
- Jane Todd Teacher, Primary
- Mark Helliwell, Senior Lecturer, Design and Technology, HE
- Jacqueline Perkins, Senior Leader and Lead Teacher for Maths/ICT, Primary
- Professor Harry Torrance Director of the Educational Research Unit, MMU
- Julian Davies, Art Teacher (retired)
- Celine Lawrence, Literacy ESOL Teacher, FE
- Rafael Mitchell, Science Education Lecturer, HE
- Chris Bailey, Assistant Headteacher, Primary
- David Sassoon, Schools Support Services and former Ofsted Inspector
- Michelle Dunne, Teacher, Academy
- Brendan Higgins, Schools of Education, Leeds University
- Nicola Goodwill, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Tim Smith, Deputy Headteacher, Independent Preparatory School
- Emily Tudor Head of English, Secondary
- Alison Munro AST and Training Co-ordinator, Academy
- John Wadsworth, Senior Lecturer, Early Child Education, Goldsmiths
- Claudia Fabian, MFL Teacher, Head of Year and ITT Lead Mentor
- Scott Lyons, Year 6 teacher and Assistant Secretary of the NUT, Norfolk
- Jackie Sandy, Teacher, Primary
- Juliette Fry, Drama Practitioner
- Su Corcoran Physics and Theory of Knowledge Teacher IB
- Carl Humphreys, Head of ICT Secondary
- Simon Ross Head of World Studies, Secondary
- Michael Guy, Teacher, Primary
- Madeleine Cutler, Foundation Stage Leader, Maths Co-ordinator
- Natalie Squires, Secondary Academy
- Grace Blaxall, Teacher of English, Secondary Academy
- Tapiwa Katsande, Teacher and Researcher, Vocational Education
- Dr. Janet Harvey, Teacher, Educational Consultant and HE Lecturer
- Paul Atkin, Reading Recovery Teacher, Primary
- Sean Green, Teacher, Academy
- Kevin Osborne, Music and Maths Teacher, Deputy Head, Secondary
- Kathrine Nutting, Acting Headteacher, EYFS Specialist
- Abigail Gosling, Senior Lecturer, Early Years FE
- Julia Coyne, Supervising Tutor, FE Primary
- Lisa Drage KS1 Co-ordinator Primary
- Helen Heery – Teacher, Primary
- Alison Leveridge, Teacher, Primary
- Dr. Trevor Male, Senior Lecturer in Education, Hull University
- Kirsty Lilley, Head of Faculty, Secondary Education
- Paula Bryant, Teacher, Primary
- Jessica Austin-Burdett, Art Team Leader
- Elizabeth Liddard, Primary Teacher
- Justine Mercer, Associate Professor, University of Warwick
- Paul Baker, Teacher of English, Secondary Boys
- Paul Miller, Teacher, Secondary and HE
- Sue Clamp Teacher, Primary
- Dr. Naomi McLeod, Senior Lecturer, Higher Education
- Karen Searle EYFS Advisory Teacher
- Sophie Oliver, Teacher, Primary
- Vic Whittaker, Teacher Education Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam
- Cathie Pearce, EYFS Specialist Teacher and Educational Researcher
- Laura Denton, Subject Leader for Science, Secondary
- Mick Savill, Film and Media Teacher, Academy
- Kendra Cogman, Primary Teacher and NUT representative
- Ian Benson. Lead Teacher, KS3 Maths, Secondary
- Julia Scoones, Teacher, Primary
- Sue Holliday, Teacher Educator, Principal Lecturer, HE
- Jigsa Naik, Teacher, Primary
- Dene Zarins, AST Primary Drama and Mantle of the Expert Consultant
- Vanessa Matthews, Assistant Headteacher, Primary.
- Tricia Young, Teacher, Primary and Teacher Trainer
- Ursula Edgington, FE Lecturer, PhD Student
- Jo Tomalin, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Sheffield.
- Bev Templeton, Teacher, Primary
- Lisa Wilkinson, Teacher, Primary
- Katie Cox, Teacher, Primary
- Sheila Greedy, Supply Teacher
- Haldun Sonkaynar, Maths, Secondary
- Sheila Sharpe, Lecturer, Primary, EYFS, ITT and HE
- Alison Crosbie, Primary Teacher, Singapore
- David Hills Taylor, Design Technology Teacher, Secondary
- Penny Brown, Teacher, Primary
- Shane Doyle, English Secondary
- Sarah Haddy, EYFS Teacher
- Kieran McDonald, Senior Lecturer, Design Tech Education
- Steve McNally, Teacher, Primary
- Jackie Sandy, Teacher, Primary
- Len Holman, Headteacher, State Primary
- Andrew Stone, History and Politics Tutor, Sixth Form College
- Clare Sarson, Teacher, Secondary
- Di Wuest, Teacher, Primary
- James Barry, Teacher, Secondary
- Jessica House, Teacher, Primary
- Dr. Joan Walton, Director, Centre for the Child, Family and Society, Liverpool Hope
- Jennifer Payne, Head of History, Secondary
- Doug Dickinson, Associate Lecturer, HE
- Dawn Pattinson, Maths Teacher, Independent Sector
- Claudia Ashton, Teacher, Primary
- Jayne Spurries, Head of ICT and Business, Secondary
- Rachel Mills, Subject Leader, English
- Sacha Hateley-Lowe, Teacher, Secondary
- Sally Hinchliffe, Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education, HE
- Juli Morgan Russell, Head of English, Secondary
- Helen Drake, Year 3 Primary/KS1/EYFS leader and SENCO, Primary
- John Griffiths, EYFS Phase Leader and Teacher, Primary
- Kelly McLoughlin, Teacher, Primary
- Frances Egan Assistant Headteacher, Nursery
- Lonarna Mathias EYFS Consultant and former Ofsted Inspector
- Daniel Major, Head of Humanities, Secondary
- Vernonica Halliwell, Teacher, Primary
- Anita Braithwaite, Science, Secondary
- Emma Patman, Teacher, Primary and MaST
- Nick McLeod, Head of RE and Head of Year, Secondary
- Paul Bryant, E-Learning Consultant
- Christine Hudson, Former Drama Teacher, Secondary
- Barbara Hendon, Infant GT Leader
- Carolyn Hanwell, Children’s Centre Teacher
- Emma Wilson, Head of Music, Secondary
- Mark Chambers, Chief Executive Officer, Formerly LA Adviser and Headteacher
- Anne-Marie Greenland, RE teacher, Secondary
- Catherine Bell, Primary Supply Teacher
- Hilary Tunnicliffe, AST Secondary
- Jeremy Taylor, Head of History and Politics, Secondary
- Ken Muller, History and Politics Teacher, Sixth Form College
- Vicki Winning, Drama Teacher, Secondary
- Annabelle Scott, MFL, Primary and Secondary
- Claire Briggs Assistant Headteacher, Secondary
- Anthony Dovan, History, Secondary
- Jan Rowe, Senior Lecturer in ITE
- Pete Hurst, Deputy Headteacher, Secondary
- Helen Gill, Teacher, Primary
- Andy Jones, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Education, MMU
- Nancy Gedge, Teacher, Primary
- Iona Burchell, Parent.
- Julia McIlroy, Teacher of English, Head of Year, Secondary
- Andrew Cowley, Teacher, Primary
- Alice Henderson, English Teacher, Secondary Academy
- Janet Hewett, Retired Teacher
- Hazel Howat, Numbers Count Teacher, Primary
- Jim Duke Teacher
- Tim Brown, Second in Maths, Academy
- Bridget Cousins, Freelance Music Teacher
- Penny Hay, Head of Year, Secondary
- Helen Loten, SENCO, Primary
- Christine Ng, Teacher, Primary
- Dolores McNeill, ESL Teacher FE
- Roxie Scott, PCGE Primary Student
- K. Jeavons, Year Six Science Subject Leader, Primary
- Jamie Abbott, Faculty Leader, Social Sciences, Secondary
- Tony Dowling, Peripatetic Behaviour Support Teacher, Primary
- Barry Ackerman, Teacher, Secondary
- Sarah Winner, Head of Dance Secondary
- Simon Davies Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies at Birmingham City University.
- Tracey Lawrence, Early Years Teacher
- Jane Anderson Brown, Peripatetic Music Teacher, Former Music Adviser and Ofsted Inspector
- Natasha Young Teacher, Primary
- Gemma Rolfe, KS4 Creative Arts Teacher Secondary
- Tricia Carroll, Senior Lecturer, EYFS, Primary
- Amanda Daish, Teacher, Primary
- Roger Kingsnorth Head of Sixth Form College
- Toni Morphew, Teacher, Primary
- David Moore, Educational Consultant
- Christopher Goymer, Teacher, Primary
- Louise Preston Teacher of Science, Secondary
- Stephen Readey AST Mathematics, Secondary Academy
- Christine Dempster, Teacher, Secondary
- Jean Clark, Teacher, Primary
- Miriam Ghanam, Trainee Teacher, Primary
- Sarah Veltch, SEN Teacher
- Alex Kenny Secondary School Teacher
- Dave Grimmett, Geography Teacher, Secondary
- Anita Turner, History, Secondary
- Carolyn Wreghitt, Teacher, Maths Adviser, Primary
- Lizzie Brown Academic Coach, Secondary
- Sir Paul Grant, Headteacher Robert Clack School
- Phil Taylor, Former Teacher and Senior Leader, Current School Governor
- Brian Slack, Teacher, Primary
- Sarah Barton, Teacher of Art and Design
- Ben Preston, Teacher of Science, Secondary
- Rachel Harrod, Leading Maths Teacher, Year 6 Primary
- Sharron Goodwin, Teacher, Primary
- Deborah Courtney, Early Years Under Graduate and TA in a Primary
- Steve Squires, Business Studies, Academy
- Mahmoona Shah, Lecturer, FE College
- Jason Collins Year 4 Primary
- Sheila McGregor Head of MFL, Secondary
- Helen Wiles, Music, NUT Representative, Primary
- Keith Baxter, Teacher, Primary
- Jo Scott, AST Drama, Year 6 Teacher, Primary
- Chris Myhill, Curriculum Leader, ICT, Secondary
- Judy Hatton, English and Communications Teacher, Sixth Form College
- Avani Higgins, Teacher
- Andrew McPhee, Student Teacher
- Sue Pilkington, Assistant Headteacher, Primary
- Dave Moore, Education Consultant
- Andrew Malcolm, Head of Economics and Business Studies, Secondary
- Brigeen Nevin, Teacher Secondary
- Anne Nelson, Retired Language Support Teacher
- Maureen Barton, Geography State Secondary
- Malcolm Groves, Governor, State Secondary, Former Ofsted Inspector
- Brian Barton, retired Secondary Teacher and Senior Lecturer
- Tara Spicer, Teacher, Infant School
- Therese O’Sullivan, Educational Consultant
- Ray Liddard, Teacher, Primary
- Diane Risley, Headteacher, Primary
- Breda Bowler, Headteacher, Primary
- Vicky Iglesias Teacher, Primary
- Jane Bowman, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Sarah Robins, Headteacher and SENCO, Primary
- Caron Jayne Short, Teacher, Primary
- Elvett Charles Phipps, Teacher, Secondary
- Toby Barkworth-Knight Vice Principal, British Overseas Primary School
- Jemma Gregory, Sixth Form Teacher
- Jayne Gibbons, Headteacher, Nottingham
- Rachel Peckover, Maths Co-ordinator, Primary
- Elizabeth Chubbock, Teacher, Primary
- Caroline Lamb Deputy Headteacher, SENCO and Year 5/6 Teacher, Primary
- Helen Smith, Teacher, and Literacy Co-ordinator, Primary
- Jayne Gibbons, Headteacher, Primary
- Sandra Gould, Teacher, EYFS
- Paul Hughes, Head of Music, Secondary
- John Perrem, Teacher, Primary
- Julie Chatterton, GCSE Examiner and mother of 4
- Amanda Smith, Head of Sixth Form, Grammar School
- Janet Wilde, Headteacher, Primary and School Counsellor
- Hanna Bithell, English Teacher, Secondary Academy
- Karen Lee, Teacher, Primary
- Carol Cooper, KS1 Leader, Primary
- Josella Hervey, Inclusion Leader, Secondary
- Andrea Moody, EYFS and Primary Teacher
- Donna Burton-Wilcock, Head of English, International School
- Janet Mansfield, Chair of Governor
- Jon Thompson, AST for MFL, Independent Sector
- Sinaed Naidoo, EYFS and Teacher, Primary
- Lucy Bolsolver Former Secondary teacher and PGCE Course Leader
- Steve Whiley Head of History, Academy
- Deborah Faulkner, Teacher of Economic and Business, Sixth Form College and Examiner
- Gemma Niles, Year 4 Teacher, Primary
- Claire McDermott, Head of Psychology, Independent Grammar School
- Summer Turner, English Teacher and ICT Co-ordinator, Secondary
- Sue Leyden, Educational Psychologist
- John Hully, Teacher of IT, Primary
- Elaine Blaydes, Teacher, Primary
- Claire Dodd, AST Primary Languages, Outreach
- Isaac Greaves, Head of MFL, Secondary
- Joy Mills, Assistant Headteacher,
- Steve Truan, Assistant Headteacher, Secondary
- Nicola Daniels, Technology Teacher, Secondary
- Kerry Marshall, Teacher, Primary
- Roy Tonkin, Teacher of Art, Secondary
- Lorraine Price, Teacher, Special Education
- Jon Whitehead, Infant Teacher and Parent
- Jonathan Blackburne, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Ross Miller, Year 6 Teacher and Maths Co-ordinator, Primary
- Rebecca Beard, Teacher
- Penny Stott, Former Teacher
- Gemma Tucker, Teacher, Primary
- Sue Harris, Primary English Adviser
- James Hamilton Scott, Head of Performing Arts, Secondary
- Kathy Knight, Teacher and Educational Psychologist
- Bob Mitchell, Retired Vice Principal
- Patricia Missett, Teacher, Primary
- Sharon Humphreys Primary Teacher and Transition Reading Project
- Alison Elliot, Headteacher, Secondary
- Maria McCarthy, Assistant Headteacher, Secondary
- Daniel Whitall, NQT, Primary
- Rene Koglbauer, Subject Leader, Secondary
- Zoe Barton, Teacher, Secondary Academy
- Kelly Banbury, Subject Leader, Secondary
- Siobhan McQuilkin, English Teacher, Head of Year, Secondary Education
- Dan Woodhouse, Head of English, Secondary
- Simon Lowe, Head of RE, Secondary
- Giles Falconer, History Teacher, Secondary
- John Booth, HE Lecturer
- Lesley White, Headteacher, Primary School
- Irene Whalley, Further Education
- Chrng -Han Wu AST Secondary
- Jenni Willis, Lead Teacher in Literacy and Assessment, Primary
- Tracey English, Year 5 Teacher, Primary
- Jacqueline Morton, EYFS Adviser
- Dani Deegan, Teacher of Science, Secondary Grammar School
- Martin Said, Head of Music, State Secondary
- Kim Noad, Teacher, Primary
- Andy Allen, Director of Business, Secondary Academy
- Malcolm Jennings, Actor Teacher, Theatre In Education
- Neil Finbow, Teacher, Pupils Referral Unit
- James Hanson, Sixth Form College
- Patrick O’ Donoghue, NQT Primary
- Louise Benson, Teacher, Primary
- Tracey Langmead, Vice Principal, Secondary Academy
- Claire Kennedy, Head of English, Secondary
- Kirsty Ridey, Teaching School Leader, Primary
- Laurie Mansfield, Senior Examiner in Physics.
- Paul Hood, Phase Leader and Class Teacher, Primary
- Ed Startup History and Politics, Secondary
- Olly Thompson, ICT Teacher, Secondary
- Emily Swanson, Teacher, Primary
- Anna Lang, Head of Music, Secondary
- Jeremy Paige, D&T Teacher, Secondary
- Eleanor Hose, Teacher, Primary and Parent
- Chris Farrell, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Zebedee Friedman, Mathematics Facilitator and AST
- Emma Willing, AST and MaST, Primary
- Joanna Cantwell, English Teacher, Secondary
- Maria Rudden, English and Media Teacher, Secondary
- Lilian Villafuerte, Teacher of English, International Primary
- Helen Shaw, Teacher Primary
- Cathie Lacey, Teacher Educator
- Margaret Harrison, Teacher, Primary
- Claire Dismorr, Primary Teacher and Literacy Co-ordinator
- Joe Elwood, Teacher, Primary
- Garath Rawson, Science Teacher, Secondary
- Rachel Holmes, Teacher, Secondary
- Steph Connolly, Curriculum Leader, Maths, Secondary
- Matthew Milburn, Headteacher, Secondary.
- Dr. Paul Clarkson, Teacher of Science, Secondary
- Joanne Smith, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education
- Debra Scurrell, Deputy Headteacher, Primary School
- Dr. Paul Clarkson, Science Teacher, Secondary
- Sarah Berke, Year 3 Teacher, Primary
- Julie Hughes, PCE in HE
- Linda Sibbons, School Improvement Adviser
- Pip Beer, Visual Impairment Team, Herts.
- Dr. Rona Mackenzie, Principal Designate, UTC
- Sue Swaffield Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Cambridge.
- Becky Cordy, Chair of Governors at 2 primary schools (infant and junior)
- Steve Hitchcock, Headteacher, Primary
- Martin Batchelor, Teacher, Primary
- Clare Sandford EYFS AST, Independent School
- Margaret Newcombe, Year 6 teacher, primary.
- Lucy Johnson, ex teacher.
- Jane Wright Teacher, Primary – Numbers Count
- Beth Bridewell-Mason EYFS Primary PGCE Student
- Alastair Geddes Teacher, Primary
- Helen Gordon, Teacher Sixth Form College
- Jennie Harper Year 1 Teacher, Primary
- Jon Fentiman Maths Co-ordinator
- Stephanie Thompson History, Secondary
- Derek McMillan, Retired teacher, author of The Classroom Teacher Manual
- Angela Hill, English Secondary SEBD
- Debbie Cargill, Teacher Primary
- Robert Cavender, Teacher, Secondary
- Siobhan McGrath Acting Head, Independent Sector
- Rachael Newson, TA Secondary SEN
- Janine Stones, Teacher, Primary
- Nick Tinsdeall Senior Lecturer in Education
- Katy Vanx Teacher Primary
- Su Edwards, retired Headteacher and LA Adviser
- Alex Kenny, Teacher, Secondary. Chair of the NUT Education Committee
- Caroline Wheelhouse, Head of Department ICT Secondary
- Tracy Harman, Tutor, Adult Learning for Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
- Annie Warwick, Chartered Psychologist
- Lisa Hinton, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Jane Davies, Senior Lecturer, Primary Education
- Ron Walton, Teacher
- Mark Sweatman, Teacher of Latin and French, Secondary
- Paul West, Year 6 teacher, Primary
- William. H Taylor, Educational Consultant
- Lucy Kennedy, Year 2 Teacher and Staff Governor
- Freya McLoughlin, Teacher, Primary
- Claire Penketh, Geography, Secondary
- Lisa Coulson, Geography, Secondary
- Fiona Dowley, Teacher
- Zahida Hammond, Associate Vice Principal, Secondary
- Pete Bennet, University Tutor
- Karen Duffy, PGCE Tutor
- Tracey Griffiths, Deputy Head, Primary and Governor
- Angela Lowry, Deputy Headteacher
- Celina Goodfellow, PGCE Student
- Karen Cross, Teacher, Secondary
- Nick Davey Assistant Headteacher, Secondary
- Alison Douthwaite, English Teacher, Secondary
- Caroline Hoggarth, Headteacher, Infant and Nursery School
- Nancy Evans, Director of Learning and Partipation BCMG
- Julia Hope, Lecturer, University of Kent
- Danielle Burnham, Geography, Secondary
- Matthew Dix, Music Specialist
- Sophie Greaves, Teacher, Secondary
- Fiona Joyce, MFL, Secondary
- David Somers, EYFS Teacher, Primary
- Dr. Andy Hodgkinson, Executive Headteacher, Primary
- Clare Martin, Geography, Secondary
- Jonathan Sansom Curriculum Director, Sixth Form College
- Alan Harbottle, Teacher, Primary
- Jennie Bradley Reception Teacher, Primary
- Ruth Heatley, English NQT Secondary
- John Barnes, KS1 Teacher, Maths and Literacy Co-ordinator, Primary
- Hannah Reilly, Teacher, Primaty
- Nishi Saran, Associate Principal, Secondary
- Kate Buttolph, Creative Education Consultant
- Andrew Field, Head of Faculty, Secondary
- Peter Smith, Senior Lecturer in Maths Education, Sheffield Hallam
- Ines Topps Teacher and Middle Manager
- Siobhan Curtis, Reception teacher and Science Co-ordinator, Primary
- Kate Mitchell, SENCO, Primary
- Lynne Copley, Associate Headteacher
- Debra Raffert, Teacher, Primary
- Lynne Harris, Teacher of English 11-19 Secondary
- Alex Peacock KS4 Maths Secondary
- Helen Smith, Middle Leader, Primary
- Bonnie Rogers TA and Parent.
- Sandra David, Assistant Headteacher
- Lizzie Cutler-Davies, Teacher, Primary
- Jodie Gearing, Head of Art, Middle School
- Hannah Pearson, Assistant Headteacher, Primary
- Gillian Challenger, RS Secondary
- Naomi Edwards EYFS Teacher
- Sue Eaglie, Retired Head and Primary Consultant
- Tracey Button, NQT Primary
- Fiona Gray, Teacher of the Deaf, Primary
- Kirsty Barlow, Senior Tutor ESOL, Adult Education.
- Denise Tonkin, Retired Deputy Head, Secondary
- Sam Smyth Assistant Headteacher, Primary
- John Field, PGCE Student
- Robert Lamb, Teacher, PRU 11-16
- Baron Miles Director Careers, FE
- Ian Grove-Stephensen, Educational Publisher, The Chalk Face Project
- Stuart Boothman, Headteacher, Secondary
- Lousie Cummings, Primary PGCE
- Shabnam Bibi, English Teacher, Secondary
- Adam Blackwell, Lecturer of Psychology, FE
- Michael Tracey, MFL, Independent Sector
- Bertram Richter, Curriculum Leader, MFL Secondary
- Alyson Stevenson, Retired Primary Headteacher
- Fiona Ranson Education Adviser, LA
- Veronica Leader, Retired English Teacher
- David Wooldridge, DT, 11-18 Comprehensive
- Jacqui Southern, SEN Secondary
- Ruth Magee, MFL, Secondary Academy
- Cat Jones Teacher Primary.
- Ginette Gillard, Retired Art Teacher, Secondary.
- Rhiannon Scutt, Secondary
- Luke Walters, Teacher of English, Independent
- Ceri Camilleri, Teacher, Primary
- Andrew Paton, Teacher, Primary Academy
- Emily Coates, Teacher, Primary
- Dan Clayton, English, Sixth Form College
- Lady Anita O Brien, retired lecturer in Music, HE
- Luke Abbott, Teacher
- Julie Chase, Educational Psychologist and Mother.
- Carrie Land, Teacher, Primary
- Helen Barkworth-Knight, MFL, Teacher of English, International
- Vicki Stokes, Teacher, Primary for 16 years. Recently appointed as Lecturer in Education, HE
- Ben. A Harvey. Ex-Teacher
- Clare Allport, Teacher, Primary
- Debbie Petts, Assistant Headteacher, Academy
- Joana Barron, English Teacher, Sixth Form College
- Jenny Willis, Teacher of Science, Secondary
- Mark Deacon, Teacher.
- Dawn Denyer, Head of Maths, Secondary
- Helen Yorke Primary Governor
- Natalie Martin, Head of English, Secondary
- Nicola Padley, EYFS Teacher, Primary
- Lyn Lawrence, Teacher, Primary
- Julian Rose, Teacher, Primary
- Anne Reyersbach, Retired Headteacher.
- Ruth Matthews, Teacher of the Deaf
- Mike Healey, ICT Development Officer, Secondary.
- Laura Nicholls, Teacher of RE, Secondary
- Zoe MacGechan, Teacher
- Kay Fuller, Course Leader, PGDipEd, Secondary English
- E. Shearer, History Teacher, Secondary
- Adrian Johnson, NQT
- Pat Putler, English Teacher, Secondary Academy.
- Helen Webster, EYFS PGCE Student.
- Debi Hedderwick, Dance Artist, Learning Through Arts
- Ed Hogan, Retired Teacher
- Bob Delbridge, Supply Teacher
- Yvonne Hunt, Headteacher, Primary
- Charlotte Bell, Year 6 Teacher, Primary
- Clive Wilkinson, TA, Secondary
- Trace Currall, Head of English, Summerhill
- Emma Gildea, Assistant Head, Secondary
- Lia Border, Specialist Teacher for Learners with Dyslexia/SPCD
- Rachel Stone, Teachers of Functional Mathematics and Family Learning, Adult Education College; Lecturer HE
- Linda Adcock, Principal Lecturer, HE
- Julie Hymers, Teacher, Primary
- Michael Lynch, English Teacher, Sixth Form College
- Anthony Heald, English Teacher and Examiner, Sixth Form College
- Parm Mann, English Teacher, Secondary
- Helen Hoarle, Headteacher, Primary
- Paul Gabriel, Headteacher and Local Leader of Education, Primary
- Alison Meaton, Foundation Stage Leader, Primary
- Claire Sewell, Lecturer, HE
- Sue Howes, Teacher, Primary, Voluntary Aided
- Lesley Holditch, Retired Teacher and Educational Psychologist
- Paddy Turner, Education Developer, HE
- Margaret Mcnally, Teacher, Primary, Parent and Grandparent
- Jo Cockram, SEN Teacher, Secondary
- John Sutter, Teacher/Teacher Trainer, HE
- Andrew Dickinson, Head of Faculty, Secondary Upper
- Helen Hann, Teacher, Primary
- Fran Vere, Teacher of Photography and Art, Secondary
- Marilyn Daniel, Teacher, Primary
- Richard Willis, Ex-Teacher, Ex-Governor and Parent Representative of Local Academy Secondary Forum.
- James Mannion, Teacher, Secondary
- Rosie Gamble, Teacher, Primary
- Shelley Jones, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Howard Leader, Retired Teacher
- Andrea Kaminski, SENCO and Teacher, Primary
- Molly Scanlan, PGCE Student, Primary
- Katy Gibbins, Teacher, Primary
- Penny Lacey, Lecturer in Coach in Special School
- Alison Shelley, English Teacher, Sixth Form College
- Hayley Charlton, Head of ICT and Business Studies, Secondary
- Christa Morley, Support Teacher, ASD and Early Years
- Lisa Robinson, TA, Primary and MA Student
- Debs Gwynn, English Teacher, Secondary
- Rebecca Bunkle, Teacher, Primary
- Colin Bickley, Retired Deputy Head, Special School
- Richard Beeden, Teacher, Academy
- Elizabeth Kemp, Teacher, Primary
- Angle Matthews, Teacher, Primary
- Julie Squires, Teacher, Primary
- Laura Green, Senior Lecturer, HE
- Jennifer Hopwood, PGCE Student in English, Secondary
- Helen Salthouse, PGCE Student, Primary
- Melissa Parker, Head of ICT, Secondary
- Anne-Marie Henderson, Head of Geography, Secondary
- John Holt, Teacher of English and A-Level Examiner, Secondary
- Martyn Henson, Teacher of History and Archaeology, Secondary
- Dawn Convery, SEN Teacher, Secondary
- Chris Greenall, Head of Sixth Form
- Deborah Fones, Head of English, State Catholic Comprehensive School
- Jenny Saunders, Teacher, Primary
- Martin Smith, Teacher and Lower School Leader, Primary
- Gesine Kuckei, Teacher, Early Years and PSHE Co-Ordinator
- Sarah Parekh, Assistant Head, Primary
- Melanie Townsend, Head of English and Media, Academy
- Lesley Hodgson, Headteacher
- Jo Ling, Teacher, Forest School Leader, Mother, Grandmother
- Celia Deakin, Second in English, Secondary
- John Gillard, Retired Art Teacher, Secondary
- Beverley Wilson, Subject Leader of English Language, SFC Academy
- Kay Thompson, Teacher and Secondary School Governor, Special School
- Stephen Hone, Law Teacher, Secondary
- Dr Neil Burton, Teacher, Primary and Secondary, Educational Consultant, HE Tutor
- Martin Illingworth, English Teacher and PGCE Tutor, Secondary
- Melanie Horne, Teacher and SENCo, Primary
- Carie Wells, Teacher, Primary- Voluntary Aided
- Pascale Lariven, Teacher of French and Theory and Knowledge, International
- Alison Symons, Teacher of Music, Secondary
- A. McCluskey, Teacher of Science, Secondary
- Michael Symons, Co-Director English and Media Centre
- Alison Brett, TA, Primary
- Terence Bevington, Special Teacher
- Lisa Kelly, Teacher and Parent, Primary
- Michael Kelly, Teacher and Parent, Primary
- Dom Clarkson, Teacher, Primary
- Tracey Alma-Coulter, Teacher, Primary
- Alan Green, Retired Teacher
- Paula Moss, Creative Consultant and Learning Consultant
- Suzanne Broom, Teacher, Early Years
- Ben Wilde, Teacher of Art, Academy
- L. Simpson, TA, Primary
- Chris Botschin, KS 3 Co-ordinator, Secondary
- S.McCavanagh, English Secondary
- Christopher Hartnett, Music Teacher, Secondary
- Sandra Howarth, Ex Teacher, Consultant for Excellence East, Policy Adviser for Gifted and Talented
- Nicky Winder English Sixth Form College
- Daev Jones, Senior Lecturer for Science Education and Teacher, HE
- Robin Ball, ex Teacher, ec BECTA and current head of Product and Content – Education City.
- Joanne Strachan, Lecturer, HE
- Sandra Watt, Teacher, Primary
- Clarissa Ford, Head of English, Sixth Form College
- Laura Butler, English, Secondary
- David Harbord, Head of Media, Secondary
- Hannah Pike, Primary PGCE
- Helen Mahoney, English Teacher, Secondary
- Tricia Le Gallais, Teacher Trainer and researcher, HE
- Jane Mosedale, Colchester Sixth Form College
- Christine Jones, MFL, Secondary
- Jenny Newman, Learning Leader, English, Secondary Academy
- Helen Larcombe, Teacher, Primary
- Rita Hicklin, Assistant Director of Learning, Secondary Academy
- Amanda Bibby, Vice Principal, Academy
- Carol Jepson, University Link Tutor
- Ellen Watson, Teacher, Primary
- Keiran Knight, Geography Teacher, Primary
- Alison Gabriel, EYFS Teacher
- Muriel Caddy, Consultant, Primary
- S.McCavanagh, Teacher of English, Secondary
- Alex Gwinnett, Teacher, Primary
- Mike Curry, Teacher, SEBD Special Education
- Mr. Manjinder Bhandal, Teacher of ICT, Secondary
- Jenny Lloyd, Governor, Primary
- David Sims, Head of Geography, Secondary
- Dr. Matthew Pearson, Educational Consultant
- Marie Joubert, Educational Researcher in Mathematics. HE
- Lesley Smith, Teacher, Primary
- Nick Heritage, Year 5 Teacher, Primary
- Keith Maxwell, Teacher, Primary
- Natalie Barnett, NQT primary
- Kerry Ford, Teacher, Primary and Parent.
- Jacky Mills, Senior Teacher, Primary
- Francesca Rutherford, EYFS Advisory Teacher
- Cati Sykes, Teacher, Primary
- Jackie Berry, MFL Teacher, Primary
- Carol Webb, Secondary School Librarian.
- Beth Kemp, English Teacher, Secondary.
- Helen Mahoney, Teacher of English, Secondary.
- Mike Gaunt, Teacher, Secondary
- Catherine Jollands, Teacher, Primary Academy
- Nina Gambler, Teacher, Primary
- Jill Catmull, soon to be redundant Head of Drama, Secondary
- Jane Johnson, Head of MFL, Secondary. Parent.
- Jim Crawley, Education Lecturer, HE
- Rebecca Smith, Teacher, Primary
- Tony Geisthorpe, School Governor
- Jackie Powell, Teacher, Primary
- Dr. Ross Cooper, Teacher Trainer and Neurodiversity Consultant.
- Andrew Connel, Teacher, Primary
- Carolyn Swain, retired teacher and curriculum adviser, School Governor
- Rob Connelly, Student Teacher
- John Awty, Teacher of Geography and Geology, Sixth Form College, A Level Examiner.
- Lyz Gardner, Teacher, Secondary
- Louise Cranshaw, Teacher, Primary
- Elizabeth Gunstone, Teacher of English
- Lauren Belcher, Trainee Teacher, Secondary
- Adam Hailsworth, Lead teacher for Science, Secondary PRU
- Janette Coward, Teacher, Primary,
- Samina Asif, Assistant Head Teacher, Primary
- Dean Hackett, Senior Lecturer, ITT, HE
- Tracey Coulter, Teacher, Secondary
- Julie Lamin, Former English Consultant, currently Intervention and Support Teacher
- Clare Blackhall, 3Di Associates, Director
- Kate Simmons, GTP, RE, Secondary
- Margaret Evans, Teacher of Physics, Secondary
- Clare Hollis, Teacher, Primary
- Tony McConnell, Head of Year, Secondary
- Jamie Allen, KS Manager, Primary
- Louise Callaghan, KS1, Primary
- Amanda Dolan, Teacher, Primary
- Debbie Keith, Teacher Secondary Academy
- John McCourt, Deputy Head Teacher, Secondary
- Rebecca Kellaway, PGCE student, School Governor
- Harriet Smith, Head of Department, MFL, Secondary
- Tamsin Young, Teacher, Primary
- Anita Gill, MFL Teacher, Head of Year, Secondary
- Susan Young, Languages Teacher, Secondary
- Elizabeth Bentley, School librarians, Secondary.
- Mark Champion Head of English, Secondary
- Kate Truan, Teacher, Primary
- Susie Hatch, Teacher, Primary
- Nicholas Schober, Teacher of Science, Secondary Academy
- Lucy Atkinson, Teacher, Primary
- Jon Denny, English Teacher, Secondary
- Sue Towler, Teacher plus literacy coordinator, Secondary
- Kathy Barkway, Retired Primary Headteacher and PGCE External Examiner.
- Mark Burrows, Teacher, Secondary
- Claire Stancliffe, Teacher, Primary
- Rachael Goodwin, Head of Drama, Secondary
- Kyrie Jeffrey, Teacher, Primary
- Paula Snook, Teacher of History, Head of Year, Secondary
- Helen Banhill, Director of Science, Secondary
- Jennifer Hutton, Lecturer, HE College
- Trevor Tolentino, Teacher, Primary
- Majilda Khatun, Teacher, Secondary
- Rachel Burchell, Teacher, Primary
- Claire Greengrass, Teacher, Special Education
- Aaron Hui, Maths Teacher Secondary Academy
- Christina Wright, Head of Science, Special Education
- Sally Robertson, CEO, International Schools Theatre Association
- Elena Cadman, Student Teacher
- Natalie Gervaise-Jones, Teacher, Primary
- Asma Laher, Maths
- Sophie Richardson Teacher, Primary
- Steve Beaty, Music Teacher, Secondary
- Emily Haskins, Teacher, Primary
- Cathy Savage, English Secondary
- Alison Turney, Teacher, Primary
- Bill Corbett, Retired Assistant Headteacher and Union caseworker.
- Ken Homes, Teacher, Primary
- Julie Freeman, Teacher, Primary
- Vicky Taylor, Parent
- Amanda Lawson, Teacher, Secondary
- Shareen Hove, Teacher, Secondary
- Gill Murray, Teacher
- Matt Hollister, Teacher, Primary
- Roz Burch, Headteacher, Primary
- Lynne Fernie, Teacher, Primary
- Ian Gray, Teacher, Primary
- Joanna Taylor, Headteacher, PHSE, Secondary
- Lynne Copley, Teacher
- Ross McNeil, Teacher,
- Faye Worthy-Pauling, Reading Co-Ordinator, Primary
- Aaron Todd, Lecturer in Engineering, HE
- Fraser Sparks, Teacher of Technology, Secondary
- Rachel Burchell, Teacher, Primary
- Sally Robinson, Reading Recovery Teacher, Primary
- Sarah Curtis, Headteacher, Primary.
- Karen Wrighton, Head of Social Sciences, Secondary Academy
- Tanya Blake, Teacher
- Adam Jacob, Head of 6th Form, Secondary
- Jonathan Humble, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Barry Tipton, Principal of an Independent International School, Africa.
- Holly Brand, Assistant Headteacher, EYFS.
- Duncan Green, TA, Primary
- Zoe Byrne, Leader of English, Primary
- Sue Leyman, Executive Headteacher, Primary
- Mr. J. Brailsford, Teacher of English, Secondary.
- Laura Asquith, KS5 Coordinator, Science, Secondary
- Pat Stone, Reading Recovery Teacher, Primary
- Adam Gillett, Headteacher, Secondary
- Julie Cigmanm EYFS Consultant, Trainer and Writer
- Tim Wilkes, Head of Expressive Arts, Secondary
- Kathryn Hutchings, Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator, Secondary
- Karen Graham, Headteacher, Primary
- Karen Teasdale, Senior Lecturer, HE
- Teressa Cornish, Head of Citizenship, Secondary
- Stephanie Ironside Hollister, Teacher
- Helen Dean, Deputy Headteacher, Primary
- Laura Tyrell, Teacher and Counsellor, International School
- Pamela Wilkes, Teacher, Primary
- Patrice Baldwin, Chair of National Drama, Executive Forum Member of the World Alliance for Arts Education
- Elspeth Myles, Teacher, Primary
- Philippa Sheikh, Teacher, Primary
- Jenny Eyles, Head of Creative Design, Secondary Academy
- Jake Brown, Teacher, Primary
- Lucy McCully, Teacher, Primary
- Karina White, Literacy Co-ordinator, Primary.
And the Original 98 Academics.
Prof Michael Bassey, Nottingham Trent University
Prof Terry Wrigley, Leeds Metropolitan University
Prof Meg Maguire King’s College London
Prof Dave Hill, Anglia Ruskin University
Prof Stan Tucker, Newman University
Prof John Schostak, Manchester Metropolitan University
Prof Sally Tomlinson, Goldsmiths College, University of London and University of Oxford
Dr Tamara Bibby Institute of Education, University of London
Prof Justin Dillon King’s College London
Prof Richard Hatcher, Birmingham City University
Dr Peter Hick Manchester Metropolitan University (PL)
Dr Peter Jones, Sheffield Hallum University
Ashley Barnes, Sheffield Hallum University
Hanneke Jones, Newcastle University
Anthony Green Institute of Education, University of London
Prof David Leat, Newcastle University
Prof Heather Piper, Manchester Metropolitan University
Prof Carrie Paechter, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Assoc Prof Joanna Haynes, Plymouth University
Alpesh Maisuria, Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Dave Trotman, Newman University
Prof Dennis Atkinson, Goldsmiths College, University of London
John Wadsworth, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Prof Tony Brown, Manchester Metropolitan University
Prof Clyde Chitty, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Prof Yvonne Solomon, Manchester Metropolitan University
Prof Helen Colley, Huddersfield University
Prof Richard Andrews, Institute of Education, University of London
Karen Grossman, Institute of Education, University of London
Prof Richard Pring, University of Oxford
Prof Liz Todd, University of Newcastle
Dr Jane Murray, Northampton (SL)
Dr Gerry Czerniawski, University of East London
Gail Edwards, University of Newcastle
Geoff Bright, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Linda Hammersley-Fletcher, Manchester Metropolitan University
Susan Cox, University of East Anglia
Prof John Furlong, University of Oxford
Dr Hilary Cremin, University of Cambridge
Richard Cowley Institute of Education, University of London
Prof Jane Martin, University of Birmingham
Allison Tatton, Newman University
Stephen Griffin, Newman University
Prof Keri Facer, University of Bristol
Helen Davenport, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Tony Eaude, University of Oxford
Prof Michael Fielding, Institute of Education, University of London
Prof Patricia Thomson, University of Nottingham
Dr Sarah Amsler, University of Lincoln
Prof Harvey Goldstein, University of Bristol
Prof Lucy Green, Institute of Education, University of London
Sarah Dyke, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Hugh Busher, University of Leicester
Dr Gee Macrory, Manchester Metropolitan University
Prof Martin Fautley, Birmingham City University
Judith Flynn, Manchester Metropolitan University
Iain Jones, Newman University
Prof Mel Ainscow, University of Manchester
Prof Lori Beckett, Leeds Metropolitan University
Dr Gillian Marie McGillivray, Newman University
Kathleen Middleton, Institute of Education, University of London
Dr Alison Taysum, University of Leicester
Dr Maarten Tas, University of Leicester
Prof John Elliott University of East Anglia
Prof Roger Dale, University of Bristol
Dr Catherine Burke, University of Cambridge
Dr Cathy Lewin, Manchester Metropolitan University
Peter Wright, Institute of Education, University of London
Prof Charles Crook, University of Nottingham
Prof Margaret Brown, King’s College London
Chris Watkins, Institute of Education, University of London 82
Prof Patrick Ainley, University of Greenwich
Peter Tallant, University of Roehampton
Eleanor Milligan, University of East Anglia
Prof Andrew Pollard, Institute of Education, London / University of Bristol
Andrew Pearce, Leeds Trinity University
Prof Colin Richards, University of Cumbria
Prof Frank Coffield, Institute of Education, London
Prof Guy Claxton, University of Winchester
Prof Marilyn Leask, University of Bedfordshire
Prof Patricia Broadfoot, University of Bristol
Prof Bernard Barker, University of Leicester
Prof Roger Murphy, University of Nottingham
Prof Ron Glatter, Open University
Prof Ron Best, University of Roehampton
Prof Vivienne Griffiths, Canterbury Christ Church University
Prof William Boyle, University of Manchester
Debra Kidd, Manchester Metropolitan University
Jon Berry, University of Hertfordshire
Dr Derek Haylock, University of East Anglia
Jonathan Barnes, Canterbury Christ Church University
Prof Helen Gunter, University of Manchester
Prof Julian Williams, University of Manchester
Dr Joyce Canaan, Birmingham City University
Prof Olwen McNamara, University of Manchester
Sean Doyle, Liverpool John Moore University
Rachel Lofthouse, Newcastle University
Christine Hickman, Liverpool John Moore University
Dr Helen Demetriou, University of Cambridge
Pura Ariza, Manchester Metropolitan University
1,779 thoughts on “Calling All Teachers”
Well said, i’m a Deputy Head at two primary schools in East London!
Thanks Rebecca – signatures are coming in thick and fast and I’m glad to be adding you to the list.
I fully endorse the views expressed in this letter.
AST, state secondary school.
Thanks Ian – you’re on the list.
Please add my name to your letter. I am a class teacher in a London primary school. I am fed up with Gove trampling over the teaching profession/any opposition to his plans. It is time he paid heed to evidence instead of his own misguided ideology.
Thanks Mollie – you’re added.
Completely agree with everything said. The sooner Gove goes, the better. Secondary school teacher
Thanks Natalie, you’re added too!
Brilliantly articulated. Whole heartedly agree! I am a Science Teacher in an Academy Birmingham
Great Tasneem – you’re added. Thanks.
You know me… A mere theatre teacher 😉 add my name please 🙂
Ah-ha, Mr. Gregg. I’ve been expecting you!!
I’m a primary school teacher in West London and am totally fed up of Mr Gove treating our profession with utter contempt.
Thanks Becky – have added your name.
It seems our minister of education Jan Björklund must be a cloned twin.
If it’s ok for a dramateacher from University West, Trollhättan Sweden I would love to sign!
Ase, I’m delighted to have your name on our list. Thank you.
Brilliantly put and has my full support. Head of Faculty, Derbyshire.
Thank you Karen – you’ve been added.
Hi, I totally endorse the comments made above and would hope that the curriculum could be more research based and with more of a focus on educating the whole child.
Hi Jo – thanks for your support – would you share with your present and former students please? I’ll add you to our list!
Please add my signature Debbie! Jane
Done Jane – thanks.
Well said. Please Add my name. I teach primary in the North East @soo59
Will do – is your name Soo Coates?
Please sign me too Ass Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Hertfordshire
Thanks Katie – it’s done.
Secondary MFL teacher. Very happy to fully support this.
Art and Design teacher at Northampton Academy – please add my signature. We need to protect our excellent educational system from this omnishambles ‘let’s-make-a-quick-buck’ of a coalition.
Thanks Jayne – you’re added.
I fully support this message.
Give has done enough damage to our schools already, and this new curriculum is one step too far back to the 1950s.
Dear Mr Gove; just because this is the way you learnt things at private school in the 60s, it’s not the way we should do things in the 21at century – please wake up and smell the staffroom coffee!
Lozi, CT at state primary school.
Thanks Lozi – will add your name.
I agree with the concerns voiced here about Mr Gove’s policies, which seem to be based on misunderstandings and preconceived ideas. I am not a Marxist. I value Shakespeare and the teaching of history. But I do not value prejudice, ignorance, mean-spirited vitriol in the place of debate or the rejection of expertise that questions ill-considered policies.
Doctor Richard Lodge, Head of English, Conyers School – a comprehensive school in northern England.
Thank you Richard – I will add your name.
Teaching Assistant KS2
Thanks Beccy – you’re on the list.
I’d like to be added, NQT at a primary school in Salford. A graduate from MMU and lucky recipient of knowledge and skills gained from both yourself and Becky Patterson!
Hi Rebecca! I remember you well – according to Michael Gove, you were brainwashed by the ‘blob’, but I just remember lots of role play as Tigers!
I totally agree, sign me up! I’m a Deputy Head at a North Tyneside Primary School.
Thanks Claire – you’re added.
I’m a primary teacher in Newcastle upon Tyne and I support this completely.
Thanks Christopher – you’ve been added.
Spot on, peripatetic music teacher
Great – thanks Paul.
I whole-heartedly agree. Please add my name to the letter. Secondary English teacher.
Thanks Lynne. You’re on the list!
You can add my name Debbie! AST English, secondary!
Thank you Rachel – you’re added.
Please add my signature and let’s hope someone is listening.
Primary Headteacher, Norfolk
Thanks Judith – you’re added to the list.
Add my name. I am a Drama teacher at an international school in Switzerland.
Thank you Angela – you’re on the list too.
I fully support the above comments. Please add my name to the letter:
Gordon Baillie AST Secondary
Great to have you on board Gordon.
You have my support – a perfectly expressed response to Mr Gove! I am an English teacher at the Henley College (state sixth form college).
Thanks Anna – you’ve been added.
Thank you for writing the letter I wanted to write but didn’t know where to start!
– I work in Essex and London
– I am a specialist in primary music education and teacher training
Please put my name to this!
Wonderful Charles – thank you.
I’d like to sign this too.
Thanks Sarah – you’re on the list. Are you primary or secondary?
Wholeheartedly support this. Applaud alliance of educators from across the sector. (Principal of independent school.)
Great Tricia – thanks.
please add my name… very well put!
French and German teacher
Thanks Alex – you’re on the list.
Assistant Headteacher in a Secondary School
Thank you Moira – you’ve been added.
Agree and support
Head of Humanities, Oldham Sixth Form College
Chair of Governors Parrswood High School, Cavendish Primary School
Great to add you Suzannah – thanks.
So glad you’ve destroyed this false dichotomy that if you are pro skills you are anti knowledge. Skills without knowledge is an impossible state to achieve, but knowledge without skills is reductionist and limiting. Let’s get away from Goveian policy-based evidence – let;s have evidence-based policy for a change. You can most certainly add my name – I’m an independent consultant for MFL, working across primary and secondary, and an AST Assessor.
Thanks John – you’ve been added.
Fantastic! I fully agree with each valid and balanced point.
I became a teacher in order to inspire creativity, critical thinking and reflection, along with allowing the uniqueness of each young mind to be encouraged in a supportive environment. Education no longer feels like a place where children can be encouraged to flourish, develop and be enthusiastic free thinkers in this current climate of fear.
Please add me to the letter.
Jo Hulme Deputy head of an inner city primary school
Thanks Jo – you’re on the list.
I am not a teacher but work a lot with school staff and am a mother and grandmother-am so pleased to be able to add my name to this-if Mr Grove gets his way we will return to the last century if not the one before and all the fantastic work that school staff do will be trampled over and go unrecognised
delighted to have you on board Caroline and your name is added. Thanks.
I agree and support this statement. I was a secondary English teacher in Yorkshire. I have recently left teaching, mainly due to the stress, strain, and excrement dumped on teachers by Gove. I highly doubt I will go back into the classroom because of what he has done to education.
Hi Lynn – glad to add you. What’s your surname?
Sorry for the delay! Full name is Lynn Bauman-Milner. Secondary English teacher (lapsed).
Please add my name – I teach in an independent secondary school in Bradford.
Thanks Alix – you’ve been added.
Education has taken far too many hits and doesn’t need yet another. Please add me to the list. RE teacher
Great Taryn – thanks.
Wonderfully argued. Hope Gove listens…
Thanks Nicola – you’ve been added.
Please add me. Appalled by the narrow mindedness and sheer dullness of the proposed History curriculum alone! “A collector of facts is about as useful as a collector of matchboxes.”(As a great Marxist historian once said.) Indeed, learning and teaching about matchbox collection might be more interesting….
great quote Laura – thanks. Are you in a secondary school?
Yes, History teacher in a secondary academy,
I agree , please add my name .
Secondary school (11-18) in Northamptonshire
Thanks Steve – you’re on the list.
Completely agree. My main goal in my job is to make students think and not to make them memorise facts. Add me please.
That’s great Mark – thanks!
Please add me: Jane Constantine, Curriculum Leader for English, 11-18 School in Sussex
Thanks Jane – you’ve been added!
I don’t know if you can add me as I am not currently working in the UK but hope to be returning next year and the thought of teaching this way is utterly depressing!
Wendy Banks, English Coordinator, Dubai (previously Manchester)
Of course I can add you Wendy – one of the reasons so many British (and American) teachers are flocking to the International school system is to get away from the kind of nonsense being imposed by their governments. I’ve worked a lot with International schools – the PYP, MYP and IB are brilliant examples of how a curriculum can flourish and support human development and enquiry. Glad to have you on board.
Please add my support to your list. I am a British trained secondary English teacher who has taught in the UK but is temporarily teaching overseas. The British education system needs to be protected from some of the changes the current government is proposing. Great teachers show you where to look but they don’t tell you what to see!
Thanks Joanne – you’ve been added.
He obviously doesn’t understand the term expert. Or he is constantly alone?
Thanks Ian – am adding your name. Are you primary/secondary/independent/FE or International?
You have my full support.
Primary School Teacher
Thank you Joanne – you’ve been added.
Wow! Fantastic argument. Would definitely like to put my name to it. I’m a primary school teacher in Manchester.
Thanks Ruth – we need more primary signatories so spread the word!
Couldn’t have put it better myself :), I am a secondary teacher with senior responsibility for T&L, teaching in a British curriculum school in Dubai, add me to the list! Thanks! Rachael Edgar @dubai_teachmeet
Thanks Rachael – you’ve been added.
Well done, Debra. Please add me to your list. I work now as an independent MFL adviser and ITT lecturer after a lifetime of secondary teaching, LA advisor, educational publisher and even Ofsted inspector (!). I can’t believe the damage this arrogant and deluded man has done to the profession and the subject I love in such a short space of time.
Well there speaks a voice of experience! Thanks for your support Chris – you’ve been added.
I work part-time as an English teacher in a state secondary school and I can’t understand how Gove feels able to make such strong statements and destructive changes with no personal experience of working in education, and has such little value for anyone who has. Thank you for this excellent, reasoned letter.
Thanks Katharine – you’ve been added
John Wilks (General Secretary, the London Association for the Teaching of English)
PS It should be “practising” in para 4!
Aha – you spotted the deliberate error! Thanks for pointing it out – it is corrected and might now pass the SPAG test. But, no of course it wouldn’t, because it makes sense!
I can not believe that one person can possibly ruin what thousands of us have been working towards for many years! EYFS teacher. Cheshire.
Thanks Claire – you’ve been added.
What a well thought out and articulate letter. I trained in England, worked in Scotland and now work internationally at a British school. I have been considerably shocked by the intentions of Mr Gove and hope that somebody, somewhere in the government will listen to the voice of reason. You mention Finnish teachers and their requirement to have a Masters qualification, in Scotland this idea was introduced in the form of Chartered Teachers and I was 3/4 of the way through this qualification when budget cuts came and this was the first thing to be axed, the problem of not respecting the profession is unfortunately not just limited to England. I support you in your efforts to put reason on the agenda and I wonder if Mr Gove has forgotten the words of Mr Gradgrind in Dicken’s Hard Times? Are the future generation being educated to merely be ‘hands’? Are they not worth nurturing, challenging and coaching for jobs which to our knowledge do not yet exist? Who is going to take them there?
Respect for what you are trying to do.
Thank you Elspeth – you’re one of many I think who are similarly frustrated – please spread the word.
Please add my name, Teacher of Exploration, 11-16 school North East
You’re added Andrew – what a great job title! We should all be teachers of exploration!!
Haha cheers – in reality its Humanities under a different title and now Maths
Please add my name and my wife’s name (Dawn Liddle-Mcghee) to the list. I am a secondary History AST or at least was until the delightful Mr Gove decided to get rid of our posts and my wife is a TA in a special ASD School.
Thanks Lou and Dawn – your names have been added to an ever growing list.
Well expressed and I completely agree. Please add me too: Justin Bulpett, English Teacher in a LEA funded (at the moment) secondary school.
Thanks Justin – you’re added.
You can add me as well. I left the UK in 1996 Six years into my teaching career because I couldn’t stand what the Tories were doing to education. I have been working overseas ever since. It makes me want to weep every time I hear Gove open his mouth.
I think a lot of British teachers have found solace in the International School’s system Ian – there have been lots of you signing with the same message. Thanks for your support.
Please add me:
Tom Schulz, High School Theater Director
Singapore American School
Great to have you on board Tom – thanks.
Seems to me that education in this country is rapidly going the way that many other ‘great’ institutes of the uk are going or gone!! Downhill. As an NQT in DT and also the parent of a small child entering the education system this really scares me. Do we not learn by doing – as oppossed to being broadcast at. In the literal sense i know not to touch flames as i can get burnt (learnt by experience). This man needs removing from his post immediately before he causes enough damage that cannot be turned around. Hopefully i have read and interpreted this correctly using the skills i was actually given at school!!!
Thanks Sarah – you’ve been added to the list.
A powerful and convincing rebuttal of Gove’s increasingly desperate rhetoric.
English teacher, Newham.
Thanks Amy – you’ve been added to the list.
I fully agree. Please add my support. Lucie Trickett, NQT of English and Drama, Secondary school.
Please add my name, Emma Caudwell, Year 1/2 Primary Teacher and Specialist Dyslexia Teacher.
I certainly will Emma – so glad you’re signing up!
Very well said Debra. I add my support, Matt Donohue, Primary School Teacher.
Great Matt – good to hear from you and thanks for signing up.
Fantastic! Elizabeth Challinor, Primary School Teacher.
Thanks Liz – you’re on the list!
Excellent. Please add my name, Leena Robertson, University Lecturer responsible for Initial Teacher Training
Thanks Leena – you’re added! Please share with students old and new!
I just posted this invitation to sign on my Facebook page, for folk to access the letter and sign
(Dave Hill, Research Professor of Education at Anglia Ruskin University)
Thanks Dave – that’s great.
Not only are sections of the ‘content’ of the National Curriculum, imposed by Gove a problem, but critically his attempt to impose an uninformed understanding of the nature of learning, will blunt and damage education.
It’s a complete lack of knowledge about pedagogy.
Please add me:
Owein S Prendergast FE Lecturer (Art & Design)
Thanks Owein – you’re added.
An excellent response; an impressive balance of objectivity and obvious passion. Thank you.
Please add me to the list -I am a HoScience in an 11-16 secondary school.
I am adding a link to this on my facebook page and onto twitter in teh hope that my teacher friends and parent friends will support you ( all).
Thank you Fiona!
Thank you so much for such an articulate response. Please add me
Jackie Schneider, primary school teacher.
I don’t want to hijack your post but I am speechless that Labour have failed to grasp this particular mantle. They could be investigating, carrying out research putting in FOI requests talking to teachers parents etc but they appear to be doing nothing. Lack of opposition to Gove is extremely dangerous. Could you encourage your supporters on twitter to use the hash tag #GoTwiggGo to ask Stephen Twigg MP to start taking action?
Hi Jackie – thanks, and yes, I agree. I tweeted the hashtag this week and will keep on adding it to posts on education.
Please add my name: Peter Haveland, FE and HE lecturer in Art and Design
Thanks Peter – you’re added!
Thanks for expressing many points in this debate so clearly Debra. Am keen to support. Was primary headteacher, now working as freelance music teacher/director in primary, secondary and with adults.
Thanks Alan – you’re added.
Please add my name
Subject Leader, Mathematics
Thank you Ali – you’re added.
A fantastic article, well done, Debra! Sign me up!
Jessica Rafferty, Primary School Teacher
Thanks Jessica – you’re on the list now!
As a trainee teacher currently working as a TA in a junior school, these changes are doubly worrying – not only for what kind of environment we will join when qualified but also because our course is rendered irrelevant even as we are studying it – for example whole swathes of ICT essays and lectures now defunct. The value to us in learning the skills etc is of course undeniable but we feel our degree is being devalued – our tutors are referring us to legislation which is now archived but they have no choice as no replacements have been issued yet! Scary times for all.
Thanks Elle – you’re added to the list.
An excellent piece and covers points that we all agree. With 30 years of teaching it is obvious that the changes being made and proposed are not going to result in a better education system.
Thanks Kevin for your support. I’ve added your name.
With only a small amount of experience, I struggle to understand the philosophy behind the new curriculum and we would be failing children if we did not speak up. Please sign me up.
Thank you Liam – you have much more experience than Michael Gove has!
Please add me to this very crucial message. I’m a secondary school Drama teacher.
Thanks Lizzie – you’re added!
Great letter, please add me to the list.
eLearning Manager, Oldham Sixth Form College
Thanks Andy – will do
Please add me Debbie.
Peter Roberts, Vice Principal, Oldham Sixth Form College
Thanks Peter – you’ve been added.
Fantastic letter, please add my name to the list.
Sociology teacher Oldham Sixth Form.
Thanks Claire – you’ve been added too.
Please add me Debbie. I agree with all of your comments!
Gillie Kerrod, freelance drama practitioner and youth theatre director.
Thanks Gillie – I have added you!
Completely agree. Will look forward to finding out how many you get!
Head of PSHE and Teacher of Humanities in a secondary academy in Greater Manchester.
Completely agree! Will look forward to funding out how many you get signed up. Please add my name:
Natalie Ford – Head of PSHE and teacher of Humanities at a secondary academy in Greater Manchester
Thank you Natalie – you’ve been added.
I agree, thanks for taking time to write it, please add me.
Received via FB will also share to pass the message on.
Jane Mearns, Year 5 Teacher, North East England
Thanks Jane – please ask those you share with to contact me here or by email so I know to sign them up. Thanks
This great. My full support. Stephen Finegold, Youth Theatre Teacher,
Years 11 – 13.
Thanks Stephen – glad to add you.
I agree with being able to protest without being labelled as ‘Marxist’ and hope this letter has some impact on Mr. Gove. I would love to know whether he has actually taught a group of 30 children to read? Or whether he has taught a group to write? Perhaps he should listen to those who have.
Thank you for taking the time to put forward some of the arguments.
Sarah Tindal, Year 1 Teacher, Calderdale
Thanks Sarah – I agree, and you’ve been added. Thanks for your support.
You have my full support – please add me to your list
Stephanie Holt (formally OSF Law Tutor)
Couldn’t have said it better. Add me in.
Nicola barthorpe. Director of humanities
Thanks Nicola – I must have radicalised you in those Master’s sessions!
What a wonderful letter. A coherent and properly reasoned approach to a man who is seemingly unable to do the same. Please add me to the list. I am a part time English teacher.
Done – thanks Fran.
Great letter. Please add me to the list.
Jess Edwards, Primary school Teacher.
I am also orgianising this charter and event – please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in adding your name or in speaking at the conference. http://primarycharter.wordpress.com/
Thanks Jess – will email you too.
I am a Primary School teacher in a disadvantaged Inner City school – shortly to become an academy, unfortunately.
Although I doubt very much that this will make the slightest bit of difference considering the Secretary of State’s obvious contempt for our profession, please add me.
It may not Eleanor, but if nothing else, it’s reminding us that there are more people out here who feel like we do. Thanks for signing up.
Totally agree, please add me to the list. I’m a former museum educator and mum. Gisela Cook
Thanks Gisela – you’ve been added.
This is superbly written and you have my full support, Jenna Withey, Music Teacher, Primary and Secondary Teacher and Youth Worker.
Thanks Jenna – I’ve added you.
Please add my name to the letter. Worked in education all my life as teacher, at the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and now as Trustee and Director of a school fund raising charity.
Gove is a destructive force unmatched and certainly not challenged by Stephen Twigg (see my blog. “Time for the Shadow Secretary of State for Education to step out of the shadows” http://alanmills405.blogspot.com/2013/04/time-for-shadow-secretary-of-state-for.html?spref=tw )
Pleased to be a part of this.
I’m pleased you’re a part of this – thank you for joining in. I read your blog and had hoped you’d be signing up. Keep up the pressure at your end. One fine day….we might get an opposition worth getting excited about. Or even a government!
Great article. You’ve already added me Debra; just wanted to know when I get my ‘Enemy of Promise’ T-shirt and mug?
Keep up the good work in the face of Mr. Gove’s antagonistic and undemocratic, top-down approach. Although one fears he’ll never be interested in working alongside us, the next one might be better advised. I’m off to pray for a cabinet reshuffle…
Thank you Mark! Yes – we should have a product range! Calling all DT teachers….
Fab, I’m in full support. Add me to your growing list. F x
Fiona Douglas-Reeves (Head of Media, Oldham Sixth Form College)
Hurray – thanks Fiona!
A fantastically written piece – I remember when I was a child (ok I’m 35 now) but teachers used to be looked up to and respected. When I was 11 I told my then Y6 teacher that I wanted to be a primary school teacher and even then he tried everything he could to change my mind. I often wonder what he would think of today’s educational system. I have to be honest and say I am no longer in teaching and will not return to primary school teaching. I am disgusted and thoroughly disillusioned by it all – from Gove to Ofsted to SATs. I love children, i love teaching them, I love that moment when they realise how a maths concept works for example and I love those moments when the classroom door is shut and you have those odd moments of ‘freedom’ – where you can talk to the children, where you can get to know them. It doesn’t happen often enough.I taught in Y2 – a fantastic age to teach – they’re just coming into their own. You need to make learning fun as they slowly begin to understand they are in education for a long time. There is a heck of a down side to teaching Y2 – the SATs – I refused to coach my children, I refused to inflate scores. Because I would not do this I did not make a very good Y2 teacher in some peoples eyes.
I hope you are able to still add me to your list – you have my 100% support. My name is Sharon Wainscott. I was a Y2 classteacher, numeracy and literacy co-ordinator with a Masters degree in Autism and now doing my Doctorate in education.
May I also take the time to say thankyou for writing such an indepth and coherent approach – you have my full support.
Thank you so much Sharon for this impassioned response – what a shame you’re no longer teaching, but I know why! I’ll add your name to the list.
Please add me to the list
Masha Bell – retired teacher of English and modern languages, now literacy researcher
Thank you Masha – you’ve been added.
Whole heartedly agree. LSA in a primary school, hoping to become a teacher.
Thanks Amy – you’ve been added.
A brilliant, articulate and reasoned response Debbie, gets my support 100%. Hope the right people read and listen… Mark
Thanks Mark – you’re a welcome addition!
Please could you add me Debbie? Secondary teacher currently working in an Academy.
Of course – thanks for signing up!
Debbie, please add my name. Of course I wholeheartedly agree with your thinking . We need to do something. Will also pass on to my colleagues
Nic X xxx
Director of teaching and learning : Dance
The Fallibroome Academy
Hurray for you – you’ve been added too.
Kelly wade class teacher…. Please add my name you the letter, I couldn’t agree with your views more .
Thank you Kelly – you’ve been added.
Roz Morton: English, Media and Sociology. Generally described as a teacher rather than an ‘enemy of promise’ by my students and colleagues.
Thanks Roz Your name has been added.
An articulate response that captures the frustrations felt by many who work hard to educate young people. The government need to listen to those who are actually in the classroom. Add me to the list.
Maria Beswick – Teacher of English and apparent enemy of promise.
Thanks Maria – I’ve added your name too.
Please add my name.
I’m an English teacher in a secondary school in the North West. We converted to academy status in Oct 2012 for more autonomy, apparently…
I’m looking to get out of teaching by the time I’m 35 (I’m 30 now). I’m currently on mat leave and will be going back 4days, supplementing my income by working for the exam boards.
If I was in a position to, I’d hand my notice in tomorrow. It isn’t the job I thought it would be when on my PGCE and I’m sick of feeling inadequate. I know of several others in my school it feel exactly the same.
Thanks Vicki – what a shame that you feel this way – you’re definitely not on your own!
Thanks Debra and please add my name to the list. I have been a secondary teacher for the last 18 years and feel that this profession needs to be trusted much more.
Thanks Sophie – your name has been added.
Thank you for this clear rebuttal of these changes. Please add my name
Pendarren House Outdoor Education Centre
Thank you very much Neil – you’ve been added!
I am on your side. I cannot believe in this day and age pupils need to know facts!! I totally loathe this concept of death by fact and cannot face a future in teaching like this! Teaching should be a journey and a surprise, it should make pupils come back for more. There is nothing worse than spoon feeding. We need to keep the creativity flame burning!
Hi Sarah – thanks for signing up! I think we do teach them facts, don’t we, just not ONLY facts. When we teach The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas, they need to know the facts of the war and the holocaust, but it’s the role play, discussion, empathy and skills they acquire that leads them to think that it must never happen again. Otherwise as Stalin said, one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic. I worry that this government will turn learning into a set of mere statistics/facts. Great to hear from you btw!
Please add my name, Debra.
We have an inspiring curriculum with engaged children, who are becoming independent learners. How can we return to just learning knowledge without skills? Very worrying.
Year 6 teacher and Curriculum Development Leader, Primary
I know Clare – but we’ll just refuse won’t we? The idea that you can’t teach facts wrapped up in skills and in excitement, curiosity and play is a myth peddled by those whose own education was never playful.
I remember being so passionate about a job I had always longed to do when studying for my PGCE. I remember also, a tutor warning us not to become jaded and always remember why we entered the profession. I know at the time, I thought it would never happen – I would always be enthusiastic, hard working and love my job. I’m ashamed to admit the job has changed me into that jaded person I was warned about. I don’t want it to be this way and I don’t know what I would do instead that could give me the same buzz that teaching has done for so long. However the last couple of years have aged me. I’m only 31. I sometimes think I’d rather be stacking shelves in Tesco. If only you could buy enthusiasm refills for when Gove saps your stores….
Claire that’s really sad, but I know what you mean. Hook up with other like minded teachers and keep on doing what you know works!
Please add me to your list
Alison Welsh (Lyndhurst primary School, Oldham)
Alison, thanks very much. I know your school well and how this new curriculum would affect your children. Do spread the word!
Reception teacher and music coordinator. Something has to be done about this man!
Thanks Matthew. Keep on spreading the word!
Ben Greenfield, Primary Teacher. SIgn me up!
Great, Ben – thanks.
Please add me and good luck for Monday. Janine Chapelle teacher of English VI Form College.
Thanks Janine. Mick Waters is holding my hand on Monday so I’ll be fine!
I’m not a teacher but my mum and fiancé are. As a trainee educational psychologist I work with all sorts of different teachers every week, often when they are reaching crisis point, and more often than not I see dedicated, hard working and empassioned people who, after years of training and daily hard graft, should be free to do what they do best… Teach! I hope I can be added in support. Frances Mills
Who better to know children than an Ed Psych and a Mum, Frances? Thanks for your support.
As an NQT fresh out of my PGCE it has been hard seeing my mentors, colleagues and friends struggling to cope with the lack of trust largely given to us as educators. I am filled with hope for my future as a teacher seeing such proactive people as yourself rallying the opinions of so many unheard/ignored voices of experience. I feel invigorated for the next term!
Philip Willis, secondary school, academy.
Thank you Phillip – that was lovely to read. Best of luck with the job. You’ve been added.
My thoughts echo yours. I am happy to have my name added to the list. Headteacher of London primary school.
Thanks Phillipa – that’s great and I’ve added you.
Totally agree with everything written…please add me to the list! (Primary Teacher)
A great letter, Debra, and one I’ll gladly add my name to. There is a very strong feeling in schools I visit and amongst teachers I train that Michael Gove is not the man to lead education in this country. The profession in the past has been criticised for not being more forceful in its response to such dictat but the truth is that we all tend to forget it once we close the classroom door and are faced with pupils whose needs we want to meet. We simply get on with the job in the best way for our pupils, regardless of what’s happening and unfortunately this isn’t recognised as a strength of our profession, rather it seems to be seen as license to knock us about as policy makers see fit.
Good luck with your mission!
Thanks Nick – great to have you on board.
Ok, I’m Mr Chips and many of these impositions won’t really affect me but we’re all in a profession aren’t we? We look after our own don’t we? This man is more dangerous than most could ever have imagined. He has no empathy, no remorse and no hesitation in doing his own thing. Fabulous piece, add my name.
Now is your name Head Verminator or Mr. Chips?! Could you please let me know, and the sector you work in and I’ll add one of your names 😉 – thanks!
I whole-heartedly agree. Facts are important but you need to be able to put them into context: WHY did these things happen, HOW have they affected things etc. I also think the curriculum draft is too prescriptive – surely good history is about being able to interpret sources, tell the story, understand perspective?
Katy Street: Head of English, Secondary School
Great Katy – thanks, your name has been added.
All of your views really resonate with me as a Year 5 teacher and Literacy coordinator. Please add me to your list.
Thanks Jo – your name has been added too.
I will gladly add my name to this. Year Group Leader, Middle School State.
Thank you Rhoda – I’m adding your name now.
Great letter please add me as a qualified state primary teacher here and Canada I’m sickened by governments treatment of the education sector.
Thank you Melanie – glad to have you on board!
Please can you add my name to your letter. I teach year 6 in a very deprived area of Lancashire and the children in our school have a strong love of learning enriched with a broad range of experiences. It would destroy everything we strive for day in and day out if Gove were to have his way. Thank you.
Gill Wallace. Primary Maths Specialist Teacher
Thanks Gill – I’ve added you to the list.
Could not agree more. Time to bring education back to the experts.
Damian Mills. Deputy Head Teacher (Primary)
Thank you Damian – adding you now.
Thank you Debra for voicing the frustration felt by, I’m sure, the majority of the teachers in this country. Something needs to change and hopefully this will be the start of that change. Please add my name. Emma Prince Head of English – 6th Form College.
Thank Emma – adding you now.
I’m a NQT teaching at a state secondary. After only a short time in the teaching, I am already weary of the constant attacks to the profession as we’re an easy target to win votes for the politicians. Thankfully, once the classroom door is shut, I tend to forget about Mr. Goves’ ideologies and just get on with the teaching, only to return home to watch/read about how the education system is yet again, failing every parents child. I have to keep reminding myself as to why I got into teaching in the first place and gave up my (much better paid) private sector job. Thankfully, the students generally make it worthwhile and make me feel as though I’m making a difference.
Please add my name to your list.
Dennis Kwok. Secondary School Science Teacher.
Thanks Dennis – it’s done! I think you have the right idea – to try to remember that when those children are in front of you, you just do what you do best and ignore the vitriol out there. But it is hard.
Please add my name to your list
Helen Absalom- Secondary School English teacher overseas
Thanks Helen – have added you too.
Zoe Brown, Individual Needs Learning and Progress Assistant at a secondary level.
Thank you Zoe – have added your name.
– Assistant Head teacher, Primary
Thanks Kirsty – am adding you now.
Please add my name too – Theresa Donegan Deputy Head Primary International
Thanks Theresa – am adding you now.
Please add my name to your list.
Jo Hoult – Primary Teacher Arts Coordinator
Thank you Jo – am adding you now.
Please add my name to your list
Ray Dominy – Primary teacher
Thank you Ray – have added it.
Thank you for this well reasoned piece. Please add me as a signatory.
Emma O’Kelly – Primary calss teacher
Sorry, that should, of course, be class teacher.
Thank you Emma – you’re added.
Hi! i’m studying to be teacher, i’m from Chile… recently I have lived the real conditions a chilean teacher experience every day. We, have 40 hours in our workload, so… you need to planify too much for achieve a class that work with high level thinking, but it worth it! Children value this and feel part of their class… just descontextualized facts doesn’t work: too mechanic and loveless. I want to join this cause!
Armin Sebastián Cano Fuica
Please add me too; I totally agree with all the sentiments you have written.
Madeleine Court – Teacher of Economics and Business Studies, independent school.
Thanks Madeleine – you’ve been added.
Please add me to the list.
Helen Brooks – Primary teacher and parent.
Thank you Helen – you have been added.
Hi! i’m studying to be teacher, i’m from Chile… recently I have lived the real conditions a chilean teacher experience every day. We, have 40 hours in our workload, so… you need to planify too much for achieve a class that work with high level thinking, but it worth it! Children value this and feel part of their class… just descontextualized facts doesn’t work: too mechanic and loveless. I want to join this cause!
Armin Sebastián Cano Fuica
Thank you Armin – great that you are joining us all the way from Chile!
Good luck with this. Please add me to the list. Patricia Oxlade – primary teacher
Thanks Patricia for your support – you’ve been added.
Please add me to the list. I agree with all you have said.
Thanks Suzanne – have added you as a primary teacher – is that right?
Fully support this, please add me.
Janice Willingham, Primary Teacher
Thanks Janice, you’ve been added.
Please add my name.
Karen Grey, Primary Teacher
Great – thanks for your support Karen.
Please add me to the list.
Daniel Heppner – Teacher of Science – Secondary
Please can you add me, I fully support this.
Sarah Burke- Teacher – Primary
Put me on there! John Gillard-Head of History-Appleton Academy
Been waiting for you! Thanks John – see you at your Teachmeet.
I strongly agree with all you have written.
Year 2/3 leader
Thanks Claire, I’ve added you.
Please add me. Tracy Gresty, teacher, primary.
Thanks Tracey – adding you now.
Please add me to the list. Secondary academy maths and ict teacher.
Great – thanks Susan – adding you now.
Teacher Primary State
Thanks Yvonne – adding you now.
Sign me up! I truly fear for the education of my grandchildren and all their peers.
Patricia Farmer (primary Assistant Head).
Thank you Patricia – I know what you mean!
Add me too
Secondary ICT/CS Teacher
Thanks Chickengirl? I’m adding you as L Trussell – if that’s not right let me know and I’ll change it. Thanks for your support.
Couldn’t agree more…thank you.
Zoe Friend – Primary Teacher, State
Thanks Zoe – your name has been added.
Could you add my name please?
Iestyn Thomas, HLTA (Behaviour), Primary
Certainly – thanks for your support Lestyn.
Sign me up!
Claire Adams- Primary Teacher, State
Thanks Claire – doing it now.
A voice of reason – superb! Please add me to the list.
Class Teacher Primary
That’s not what my husband says Shona! Signing you up now – thanks.
Put me down. Anything that shows people the truly moronic attitudes of Gove is an easy ask. Andrew Elliott
Easy? Easy? Been chained to this desk for three days!! How are you? See you on Monday :/ Thanks for signing Andy.
Please add me as I agree totally- lets have a voice. Jackie Lucraft Director of Teaching and Learning
Great Jackie – thanks – your name’s on the list.
Please add me! Totally agree!
Primary school teacher!
Done! Thanks Lizzie.
In total agreement
Thanks Andrea – you’re on the list.
I agree! Please add my name.
Thanks Mick – you’re added.
Please add me to this valuable comment on our education provision.
Pamela Rook ( teacher state primary)
Thanks Pamela – I’ve added you.
I completely agree with you. Please add me to the list. Carson Elday – State Primary Special School teacher.
I certainly will Carson – thanks.
Tavia Allan, Curriculum Area Leader for English, 16-19 school
Thanks Tavia you’re added.
Excellent letter please add my name.
Great – thanks Dave – your name is added.
Add my name please
Andy Cavadino, Year 5 Class Teacher
I’m in the Catholic Sector btw, I think the term if ‘voluntarily aided’ or something if that’s relevant
Thanks Andy – adding you now.
Helen Weeden – Primary teacher -state.
Please add me to the list. Thanks.
Great Helen – thanks – adding you now.
R.Ball trainee teacher
Thanks Ruth – adding you now.
Thanks for writing this. Please add my name to the signatories. Andrew M Lindley, Primary Music Teacher, State School
Thanks Andrew – adding you now.
Head of DT/Engineering
Agree with everything you have written. We need an education minister who listens and preferably has a teaching qualification.
Thanks Keith – I’d settle for one with ears but a qualification would be good too!
I agree completely with this article. Gove doesn’t realise that education needs to change to meet the changing world that we live in – to start off with knowledge is at our fingertips! We need to teach children how to use knowledge and how to think. To me, his changes seem to more in line with Victorian education rather than education to meet the needs of 21st century.
Please add my name to the list. They never learn do they! Andrew John. Teacher – Church in Wales Primary.
Nope – they don’t. Thanks for your support.
Sorry Jayne Wright, Team Leader History, Brigshaw High School
Great – thanks Jayne – got you up there now.
Sue Mosedale Teaching assistant -State Primary- Foundation stage
Please add my name to the list
Thanks Sue – you’ve been added.
Count me in. Well done for all the effort to get this sorted.
English FE tutor
You’re counted Moyra- thanks!
I’m totally with you on this- please add my name to the list.
Gorana Henry- Teacher-Primary
Thanks Gorana – you’re added.
I agree please add my name.
Thanks Louise – you’re added.
Please add me, year 5 teacher state primary and mother of 4.
Well no-one can say you don’t have a vested interested. 4? Wow. Thanks for your support.
Please add me as I quite agree with everything you have said.
Pupil referral unit
Thanks Jane – have added you.
Please add me also. Paul Norman, Vice Principal Secondary Academy
Great Paul – thanks.
Great Hannah – thanks.
I am totally in support of this letter. Gove’s education policy is killing education in this country and he has barely begun. Really trying to remove speaking and listening from languages and teaching biblical Hebrew. Is this man real? The subject changes in primary and secondary curricula in other areas are even more detrimental than to my own subject.
Rob Illingworth – Secondary Middle Leader – MFL
Thank you Rob – adding your name now.
Add me too please
SEN Primary teacher, state
Done, Lucy – thanks
Good luck with this. Chris Chivers ITT tutor and Inclusion consultant. Primary
Please add me to the list
Reintegration co-ordinator education support centre primary and secondary
Will do, Adam, thanks.
Say yes from me too.
Caron Rainton, English Teacher, Oldham Sixth From College
Have done Caron – thanks!
Wholehearted agreement – Richard Warren, 2nd in English, secondary academy.
Thanks Richard – have added your name.
Philip Anderson Head of Department Secondary School. Also Chair of Governors at Infant School 2008-12. Please add me too,
Thank you Philip – have added your name.
Please add me to the list.
Trainee Primary Teacher (PGCE)
Done Abbie – thanks!
I agree and am grateful for your efforts – Eoghan Walsh, primary teacher
Thank you Eoghan – I’m adding you now.
I am in full agreement
Alison Smith KS5 English Coordinator and Professional Mentor – Secondary
Thanks Alison – am adding you now.