Feedback – #UkEdChat Homework

This title for #ukedchat on Thursday 23rd February is: ‘Is feedback an art or a science and should it be taught?’ As a headteacher I have always had giving feedback as part of my role as have my SLT. My recent post ‘Classroom Observations – tools to destroy?’ elicited quite a few comments, mostly centring on poor experiences of receiving feed back. How should SLT […]

Read more

What value is a teacher?

Over the past few weeks I have read some posts whose titles have sparked an interest in these old bones.  One such was ‘What value do teachers add to a classroom?’ by Matthew Needleman At first I thought it must be one of those posts designed to shock. On reading the article it was centred on the assessment of teachers […]

Read more

Must we settle for inadequate teaching?

With immanent publication of Michael Gove’s first White Paper, there have been a range of articles in the education press picking up on topics that have been leaked, mentioned or just guessed as likely to be included. Among them have been possible changes to the Performance Management system for teachers as well as performance related pay. This has brought into […]

Read more