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 Tweets 2017: Part 2

Some of my favourite tweets: 2017 Splatter data Get changed! Initials Blank page Scrutiny Displays Funky Easy! Diary Good? Night shift Work smarter! Spelling Conform What a shame! Break time Pac-Man Not fair Login! Marking trouble Play the game Just right Display! Clipboard Voldemort Moving rooms Slips Eh! Just a blackboard Checking on you Sad … Continue reading Fake Headteacher’s Favourite Tweets 2017: Part 2

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!