As a former Deputy Headteacher I read with dismay a rather unhelpful tweet from Lord Andrew Adonis to say he’d written to Ofsted chief, Amanda Spielman, concerned that schools are not providing enough online learning. Teachers who were just recovering from Sir Michael Wilshaw’s Newsnight suggestion that schools should work evenings and weekends to […]
When did expectations change around potty training and fall into the role of the Primary School Teacher & why do today’s parents find potty training so tough?
70% of British primary schoolteachers have noticed a rise in the number of 3-7-year olds wetting themselves during the school day. As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years I also taught 35 five-year olds in Reception but I certainly didn’t think it was my job to toilet train the children in […]
At over 32 million views, this TED Talk is currently the most viewed of all TED talks from around the world. “My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” ~ Sir Ken Robinson I have recently been interviewed by BBC […]