Monthly Archives: August 2015

You couldn’t make it up, could you?

A year or so ago a group of teachers were “discussing” the “management’s” latest initiative to improve standards (for which, read results, for which read position in league table) when one teacher made one of the most profound and insightful statements about education that have heard: They won’t improve the results by making us [teachers] […]

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‘Twas the night before results day …

So, when I went to bed last night I was a little anxious. Why? Today is GCSE results day and as I fell asleep I wasn’t convinced that my whole class would secure that oh so important Grade C (or better.) There were (at least) 3 students of mine for whom a grade C would […]

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A Safe Bet?

A few days ago good pal of mine got in touch with me. I could sense his excitement, he knew he was in the money. William Hill are offering a prize of £50 million, for a £2 stake, if you can correctly predict how the Premier League will finish. I’m thinking to put the top […]

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