I teach; I write about trying to improve, what I read, schools I visit and what I learn.

My main themes are linked to below; the search box and tags may also help.

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development
My attempts to improve as a classroom teacher, discussed and dissected

Assessment for Learning

Assessment for Learning
Putting formative assessment techniques to use.

Ethical dilemmas

Ethical dilemmas
Trying to establish the ‘right’ thing to do.





HistoryI’m a history teacher. These posts focus primarily on history teaching.

Reviewing books about teaching


Posts discussing visits and developments abroad

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  1. David Burrows
    David Burrows / 10-30-2014 / ·

    Hi; I’m a recently ex primary HT now working for an LA. I want to focus leadership teams in te LA not just on “what makes great teaching?” but also “how to make teaching better in your school” (hint – sending teachers on a course isn’t the answer.) It’s that second question that I’m working on at the moment. I read your Checklist blog – HT often talk about agreeing / imposing “non-negotiables” as a kind of answer. As a HT I don’t think I ever articulated a full list of possible strategies so I could then pick the best for the context. Any thoughts?

  2. Monika Sethi
    Monika Sethi / 11-8-2015 / ·

    Hi Harry,

    I was wondering if you have some example of Hinge Questions in Art? I wanted to share with colleagues in Art…

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