Author Archives: cazzypot2013

The 1.30 Club

I was watching ‘Born Naughty?’ on Channel 4 last night. The mother of a young boy thought her son had a chronic sleep issue which manifested as frequent periods of stressful wakefulness throughout the night. The knock-on effect of this … Continue reading

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The 39 Steps

Originally posted on Distant Ramblings on the Horizon:
Always good to start off a new parliament with a checklist. Here are the 39 things related to education that you will find in the Conservative Manifesto. They have promised to enact…

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On the subject of Anonymity. 

Originally posted on cherrylkd:
Last week I was quite distressed to read that Harry Webb, otherwise known as @webofsubstance had deleted his entire Twitter account and blog. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not a close friend of Harry. I didn’t…

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For the Love of Books

  “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird As a very young child, like so many others, my school reading consisted of Janet … Continue reading

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2014: Top 5 blogs.

These are the posts of mine that got the most views in 2014. Thank you to everyone who read, shared and commented. 1. Ofsted – carrying on regardless May 2014 In which I wrote about the traumatic Ofsted experience of my job … Continue reading

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#Nurture1415 and #teacher5aday Combined

  I promised Martyn Reah that I would try to contribute something to his campaign for teacher well-being (AKA: #teacher5aday). I also said that I would try to write something for #nurture1415. Not having managed either, I’m now going to … Continue reading

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Please Help With The UK Education Bloggers Spreadsheet Version 4.0

Originally posted on The Echo Chamber:
The latest version of the spreadsheet of bloggers can now be found here. Because of all the new blogs that have been found, there is an even greater need for work on filling in…

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The Engine Room of Schools

Middle leaders have on more than one occasion been described as ‘the engine room of the school’. If we take this at face value, the analogy suggests a school simply couldn’t function without its middle leaders just as an ocean … Continue reading

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British Values and Character: “You will be judged on this.”

Last month the DfE released (non statutory) guidelines for schools , for the somewhat thorny issue of the ‘British Values’ that we are now required to nurture in our schools. Having read the document, I must stress that I think … Continue reading

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Does Blogging Empower Teachers?

Late in 2012, I decided I’d start writing a local history blog. Although, having been an English teacher for the last 19 years, this possibly wasn’t the most logical choice. I did write one history post, but it wasn’t long … Continue reading

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