Teacher Out Loud

I am a teacher and leader, thinking out loud about my own practice, thoughts from day-to-day experience and the research and colleagues I am fortunate to engage with.


“We don’t know as much about it (great teaching) as we’d like to. We get glimpses at the moon through a cloudy sky – snippets that give insight. We try and bind them together but we have a precarious grasp of something that is very complicated.”

Robert Coe

Dogma – a call for change

Dogmatism: the tendency to lay down principles as undeniably true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others. It’s no surprise that in many industries (in-fact, in many aspects of life), things happen just because it’s ‘always been this way’. In the education sector, it might be the way playtimes are run, lessons are…

Year 6 data tracker

As mentioned in my previous blog (Year 6), here is the Excel data sheet, free for your school to use. The sole purpose of this design was to make data input easier for teachers whilst providing all the mock SAT’s data for leaders to analyse over time, as well as a handy overview in prep…

Year 6

Working in Year 6 can seem daunting for some, especially if it’s your first time. Some feel their subject knowledge isn’t good enough and that the pressure can be too much; others worry about the behaviour that can come with teaching older children. However, from my own experience and with working/ supporting a number of…


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