It’s that time of year. Sad little faces in newspapers holding up flat, back shoes. Angry parents railing against new heads. Edu twitter bursting into cyclone levels of argumentative energy in which sides rail against each other using the spear of shame as a weapon. Stop shaming schools! Cries one side. Stop shaming children! Cries the other.
Continue reading “Shame is not a Weapon.”
A couple of weeks ago I spent 3 hours with the infinitely patient Lucy Rimmington from Ofqual, trying to get under the skin of Progress 8, the new GCSEs and what it all means for teachers, children and parents. Continue reading “A broken system. Progress 8, GCSEs and SATs.”
I’ve done a couple of training days recently on Growth Mindsets and have been asked if I’d jot down the key things we’ve covered.
Continue reading “Growth Mindsets in a Fixed System”