Life in a small school…

All this time I was finding myself, and I Didn't know I was lost Avicii - Wake Me Up When my contract ended in a large primary school I struggled to find a job.  Being told several times over that you were second best on the day eventually grates on you and you start having …

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It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it!

Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow Every step that I take is another mistake to you Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow Linkin Park - Numb I've just done a very quick search on traits of effective leadership and, guess …

Radar Blips & Motherships

“I’ve never been much of shit, by most measurements don’t exist. On the radar a little blip, in the shadow of motherships”   So begins El-P’s verse on ‘Jeopardy’, the opening track on Run The Jewels’ second album, Run The Jewels 2.  El (real name Jaime Meline) is referring to his status as an underground …

Planning For Idiots

Planning. It is yours. I just wanted to make that clear from the off. Planning is not there to support a supply teacher, nor to show SLT that you know what you will be teaching throughout the week. A short term plan is not a measuring stick to ensure that differentiation is taking place within …