Category Archives: leadership

Teaching Schools – an outsider’s (possibly flawed) impression

Earlier this week I attended a BELMAS event in London about teaching schools. It’s been a while since I‘ve been at an event like this and I really enjoyed it.  Why did I go? We often look across the border … Continue reading

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Wednesday seminars: Professional Update

Our SoE Wednesday Seminars are proving to be a really interesting and useful source of research provocations for me – you get a “taster” of some colleagues’ work and a robust discussion with others in attendance, all within an hour. … Continue reading

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The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change

I attended the launch of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change last night at Glasgow University.It was an enjoyable event and the focus on disadvantage and research to challenge and change it is  both admirable and immense. Interesting questions from the audience laid out … Continue reading

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Transition and MLPS (again)

This issue has been rattling around my head for so long, it feels like part of the furniture. And furniture, like wallpaper can become so familiar it becomes invisible after a while. However, last night at our final MLPS session … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch at the eG8 summit

  Rupert Murdoch in the Edtech space Take a few minutes to get over the out-of touch descriptions of classrooms at the beginning – I don’t recognise the chalk & talk scenario he describes. He illustrates his vision with some … Continue reading

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SELMAS: Donaldson and Me

I spent a very pleasant evening last night at the St George’s Centre for the annual SELMAS dinner.  The theme of the evening was Donaldson and Me and a succession of impressive speakers shared their personal responses to the Teaching Scotland’s … Continue reading

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One today!

Happy birthday! it’s been exactly a year since this blog was born. As I said, it is a quiet wee blog, it doesn’t get huge traffic but it serves its purpose to be my sounding board and reflective journal for … Continue reading

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