“Except when they don’t, because sometimes they won’t”

Sometimes things just don’t go the way you’d hoped in a new school. Here is some advice for students and their parents about how to turn a bad situation around. It will not escape your


First Impressions Count

Here I write some of my thoughts as I head into the new teaching year. I recently received a message from a newly qualified teacher who was filled with anxiety about her first week at


Transcending Grade Boundaries

In the eye of the GCSE English “grade manipulation storm”, I’m seeing a silver lining Almost as soon as this year’s GCSE English grades were released, the twittersphere, broadsheets and tabloids were set alight, first


Enabling access to the .htaccess file in Mac OS X 10.5.x Server

Excuse this moment of geekery, but I simply couldn’t find this information anywhere online, and it would have saved me a lot of grief should I have – so I thought I should do the

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