....is a different kind of educational consultant.
You've actually had something of a cult following amongst our Sixth Form students for the past few years - your John Donne volume is considered as a bible. Reigate Grammar School.
With over 20 years experience teaching in both the state and independent sectors, and in teacher education, he then went on to work for two leading educational companies on major educational projects, nationally and internationally. He has worked as a consultant from local, to ministerial level internationally, and understands the complex organisational relationships behind the challenges and pressures MATs, schools and teachers currently face.
He is also an author, educational researcher and writes a regular column for the Times Educational Supplement online about those challenges.
Teachers. Don't fall for AI. It's just Spin.
Never overlook the responsibility of reading aloud to your class.
Teachers should not be doing the work of parents.
Cambridge Analytica's Flaws and Ed-tech Business.
What is the Point of Poetry?
Digital Literacy is Just Cultural Illiteracy.
Talk about technology’s potential to “transform” education is, as it has been for the past 25 years nothing more substantial than vacuous, marketing rhetoric.
There’s more to literacy than deciphering the instructions from Ikea
Education is a gift economy.
Speaking at researchED.
If you make data generation the goal of education then data is what you will get. Not quality teaching.
When politicians torture the English language to suit their ends it's naïve to object. But when teachers mimic them, it's time to yell “foul."
Nerds who don't do words need reining in.
What sports clubs can learn from teachers.
Metrophobes should try some dead poets. They're definitely better society,
If you're consigning history of art to the curriculum dustbin, the barbarians have already taken over
There is no robust evidence that professional qualifications make a difference to the quality of leadership. TES July 2016
Academy bosses need to wise up to the ways of the businesses circling the schools sector. TES June 2016
Using children as part of an adult campaign againsts SATs is as morally dubious as using them in a sales video. TES May 2016
Care as much as you like, it doesn't mean you understand teaching.TES April 2016
Why do politicians fail to grasp how much skill is needed to be a great teacher? TES March 2017
Understand school culture before trying to change it TES February 2016
Schools are in the business of education, not the education business TES February 2016
Why data doesn't work TES February 2016
If you want your students to think you’re a great teacher, then own what you teach TES January 2016
Measure teacher quality: not student resultsSchools Week June 2015