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Rebel Education – A Documentary

An Al Jazeera documentary about the work we did at the London Nautical School Department of English

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It’s not the mountain we conquer

This presentation was made to an assembly of 15-18 year olds on the day of their receiving their results from a series of practice examinations. The quote can be attributed to Sir Edmund Hilary. Thanks

Build a New English Department: Step Two – Unlock Achievement

In another step towards restoring authenticity to the secondary classroom, our department has completely re-created our process of assessment. We have abandoned the old ‘curriculum levels’ model and replaced it with a standards-based badged achievement system.

Build a New English Department: Step One – The People

He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata. (What is the most important thing?  It is people, it is people, it is people.) I start a new year in a new role,