There has been an interesting debate running through the summer regarding the notoriety attached to groups of Brits marauding around European cities on day sessions, often with inflatable genitals attached to their heads. Those reading the Sunday Times on their laptops back home are outraged and bemoan a culture which has allowed this to happen… Read More Mind Your Language
The narrative around teacher workload, of escalating hours leading to mental and physical exhaustion, is only partly correct. That teachers are overworked is undeniable; workload is a pernicious veil that cloaks just about every teacher in the land. It obscures the clear view they should have of their job. However, less attention is paid… Read More Workload Overload
This autumn, my school will be inspected by the Christian Education Department, one arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. Areas covered will include the teaching and assessment of RE, the quality of worship at the school and an analysis of its ‘Catholic life’. Past experience suggests much time spent looking at data, planning and… Read More Faith Schools: A Changing Culture?