What Lockdown can teach us about collective teacher efficacy

John Hattie’s “new number one” influence. Collective Teacher Efficacy is the collective belief of teachers in their ability to positively affect students. With an effect size of d=1.57 Collective Teacher Efficacy is strongly correlated with student achievement. Much has already been written of the silver linings of lockdown. As educators we’ve all had to adapt …

Two failed lessons and a packet of crisps

Wednesday: 15.40, 2004, in The Red Lion Your confidant is waiting in the pub for you: cider and black on the table- chair stretched out. He has heard there has been an incident with big Shane Lofield and knows you’ve had a mare. You regale the tale of why you thought it was a good …

From Warriors to Architects: My 3 Lessons in Leadership From Implementation Science

On a bleary Friday morning in January, I found myself desperately trying to finalise last minute cover and cursing myself for agreeing to add another new ‘thing’ to my workload. I had little idea what ‘Implementation Science’ involved then, or how learning about it would become so pivotal to my outlook on leadership. Distracted by …