Reviews

People often tell me that I don’t look like a vegetarian. I’ve never worked out if this is an insult or not, but it does show how a...
Guest reviewer Harry Fletcher-Wood takes us through this week’s best education blogs.   Targets don’t work Katharine Birbalsingh In this lively polemic, Katharine Birbalsingh encourages senior leaders to...
I first encountered Sally Tomlinson’s work in the mid-1980s as a masters student. I recall the immediate impact that her writing had on me all those years ago...
Guest reviewer Emma Mattinson-Hardy takes us through this week’s best education blogs.   We need to talk about the army of elephants @rethinking_ed James Mannion asks whether all the...
Hanif Qadir has produced an exceptional book that combines his experience as a former extremist with his subsequent extensive, dedicated and painstaking work in the Active Change Foundation...
Guest reviewer Andrew Old shares his top picks from the education blogosphere this week.   Peer marking By @grumpyteacher17 Peer marking is not effective, this post argues, apart...
The book’s audience is as it says on the tin – newly-appointed trustees to multi-academy trusts (MATs). It is very useful in that it collates knowledge from various...
A phrase much heard among impressive heads of history that I have worked with is ”kicking rubbish data upstairs to SLT”. This is not unprofessionalism; it is the...
Reviewer Jill Berry takes us through her top education blogs.   #TalkingHeads @chrishildrew First up this week is one of the Talking Heads series, an initiative started by...
Seeking a quiet place to write in a conference centre, I find myself surrounded by scantily clad young adults auditioning for a talent agency. All talk excitedly about...
Guest reviewer Harry Fletcher-Wood takes us through the best of the education blogosphere.   I used to be a Renaissance man… now I’m a teacher By Cara Bleiman...
My first thoughts when I received this book was that the crevice over which the person on the cover is jumping was not wide enough! Perhaps this is...

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