What’s done, what’s next.

I love a to-do list. Almost every day (sometimes twice a day) I earnestly write myself a list of jobs and tasks to complete, which almost never gets completed. My desk is littered with multicoloured post-it notes, each with hastily scribbled reminders and calls to action. Even simple things like calling a parent or replying to an email…

Are ‘outstanding’ lessons what’s best for my students?

For me, teaching year 11 this year has been unlike any previous stresses I’ve encountered. Like many other schools, our original plans regarding GCSE entries have had to shift, and like other schools, we’re grappling with a new curriculum and balancing different pathways at GCSE. As a consequence of, our year 11 students have a…