Marking Time

The issue of marking reared its ugly head on twitter today, specifically the cost of it. Back of envelope: £25m (not including SLT etc) a week. About a billion a year. (Assumptions: £28k average, 50hr term-time work week, and this marking only happens in term-time). — Laura McInerney (@miss_mcinerney) June 13, 2019 Of course, the… Read More Marking Time

Making progress

So three months in I wanted to think about what’s the biggest change I’ve noticed in school. There are a number of things I could mention: The academy thing (though as I previously worked in a grant maintained school I’m used to being a bit of a pariah), the mobile phone thing (and I may… Read More Making progress


There is a simple fact we have to face. Currently the primary function of ministers in the Department for Education is to present misleading information to the education sector and to the public. This is not a situation where they are accidentally misleading people rather it is a distinct choice being made in order to… Read More Efficiency