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Isn’t time we focused on what matters – schools in which staff, students and families feel they belong?

Kathryn Riley.   I amble across the tranquil shores of Studland Bay, Dorset on an unexpectedly hot day. My Labrador Finnegan is in fine fettle. Not being a sun worshiper, I’m dressed in a baggy pair of cotton trousers, long

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It takes a community of practice to educate a teacher

 Vanessa Ogden “My dad says that if you can’t teach me what I need to know between the hours of 9 and 3, then you ain’t doing your job properly” … proclaimed “Ryan” in front of the rest of his

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

The transformation of Tower Hamlets: how they did it

Chris Husbands In 1998, schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets were performing poorly. Despite spending more on education than any other local authority in England, results were well below the national average. OFSTED ranked Tower Hamlets as the

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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