Fake Headteacher: Job interviews are changing

Dear Head / Governors, I am interested in the position of class teacher at your school. I will be arriving at your school on the date suggested to interview you and your SLT. In particular, I will be focusing on work life balance, marking, learning walks, use of displays and accountability. There will be time … Continue reading Fake Headteacher: Job interviews are changing

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Fake Headteacher: NQT definition guide

NQT definition guide: “Even better if” How someone else would do it; different, but not necessarily better. Leaders have to be seen to be improving the school. Just go with it as best you can. It's not personal. "Non-negotiable" A made up term to bully staff into teaching and marking in a particular way. It's … Continue reading Fake Headteacher: NQT definition guide

Fake Headteacher’s Favourite 100 Tweets 2017: Part 1

Some of my favourite tweets: 2017 Verbal feedback This and that Here’s one I made earlier Deep mark Forgotten child Lesson feedback The next page I don’t want to be bad Listening? Awkward Take your time Any other business Cleaning Are you listening? Awe and wonder? Let me breathe Please let me Wet play Homework … Continue reading Fake Headteacher’s Favourite 100 Tweets 2017: Part 1

Fake Headteacher: I need to see a doctor!

I’m having terrible nightmares at the moment. In my dream, I have an extremely positive conversation with staff at my new school. It’s the same conversation every night. It’s truly awful. It’s affecting my sleep. It goes something like this... “First thing's first. You may mark books with any colour pen. It makes no difference … Continue reading Fake Headteacher: I need to see a doctor!

Fake Headteacher: You must run a club – Newsletter No.24

Dear Staff, I am very disappointed that many of you are refusing to run morning, lunch time and after school clubs. They are an important part of school life and pupils deserve to be able to enrich their school experience by attending them. It also helps us compete with our rival schools. It makes us … Continue reading Fake Headteacher: You must run a club – Newsletter No.24