Monthly Archives: October 2013

In which I encourage students to ‘level up’

In my previous post [1], I mentioned that we recently had a whole-school INSET session delivered by Andy Griffith [2]. Central to a lot of what he had to say was the idea of ‘levelling up’ – drawing up a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

In which I throw a GCSE Geography class into ‘the pit’

Back in February, I wrote a post about what I called ‘YOLO Geography’, in which I committed myself to experimenting and taking risks with my approach to teaching [1]. This post is YOLO part 2… At the start of this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

In which I consider performance-related pay

In April 2013, the Department for Education sent guidelines to schools in England on how to carry out annual appraisals of teachers’ performance in order to assess their suitability for future salary increases [1]. Today (Tuesday 1st October 2013) marks … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments