Are you using Pupil Premium cash to keep budgets afloat?

Have you seen the alarming news that 80% of schools are having to cut the number of teaching assistants they employ and 60% are even having to remove teaching posts to balance the budget? A recent survey found that 90% of schools are having to use up to 50% of their...

School Funding Crisis

We have all heard stories in the press about the school funding crisis, so many schools are really struggling. Equally, I bet we all know schools that have quite the opposite of a funding crisis. I’ve been into schools recently that appear to have so much money that...
I can’t wait for The BETT Show!

I can’t wait for The BETT Show!

  Last minute preparations for the BETT Show – for many it’s a nightmare but I just love it! Late November every year is always spent dashing between, printers, graphic designers, sales partners making sure that everything is ready for the BETT Show in...
The Pearson Teaching Awards – Wow!

The Pearson Teaching Awards – Wow!

I was lucky enough to attend the Pearson Teaching Awards Ceremony on Sunday night with my wife (she’s one of the judges). I couldn’t believe what an inspirational evening it was! The combination of the energy created by a room full of hundreds of the most...

The end of teacher assessments?

I enjoyed @MichaelT1979 article in the TES on Friday https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/assessment-can-tell-us-only-a-quarter-or-three-tale Michael says he’ll be “glad to see the back of teacher assessment” in reading and maths. I wonder if this view...