September 2017

All change …

2017-09-03T23:07:45+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Blog, NEW GCSE 9-1, Uncategorized|

I'm gonna start with an update ... and apologies for the inevitable way that this will sound self-congratulatory but I wanted to say thank you to everyone that sent me luck and wishes in sitting the new GCSE ... if you haven't heard I got a 9! Just in case [...]

August 2017

Results 2017 …

2017-08-23T00:08:42+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's been a while since I blogged; The main reason is that we've had this little man in the photo join us but seeing as I am sat here (once again!) unable to sleep I thought I'd write something. For some reason this years annual sleepless nights (I don't sleep [...]

July 2017

Thought I’d got away with that …

2017-07-05T23:40:15+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's Wednesday!! So .... today saw me heading up the M6 again to Eden Boys School in Bolton - before I forget ... BEST CAKES EVER!!! (Were I to grade my visits to schools based on the cakes this one is 10/10!! ... I don't do that though!! No ... [...]

May 2017

Just Saying Part 1: 2017

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Over the last couple of years I've written a couple of blog posts that I end up referring people to when faced with queries just to save myself repeating myself and this is one of them .. to be honest this one has been in my draft folder and I'm trying to [...]

April 2017

Thinking

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Blog, DFE, NEW GCSE 9-1, Ofqual, Uncategorized|

Whether or not you agree with the 4/5 change that was announced last week (some people do! read the comments at the end of my blog post -> here ), the fact is that Nicky Morgan (and yes I know she's gone!) together with Nick Clegg (him too!!) pledged as part of their [...]

WINNERS

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Blog, JustMaths Conference, Uncategorized|

It's my birthday weekend and here I am giving away stuff !! I've done the drawer for the 10 free tickets to our conference -> I think I have a little bit of OCD about this whole thing and want everyone to know that it's all above board - I've sat and [...]

March 2017

Seriously

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog, DFE, NEW GCSE 9-1, Ofqual, Uncategorized|

Gobsmacked. That is the only word I can use to describe the announcement today that Justine Greening made via a letter to the Education Select Committee. (BTW If any of the committee are reading this I suggest you clear the diary in Autumn because I suspect you will be opening an [...]

October 2016