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18 January 2019

Hitting the right notes: improving teaching practice

Guest blog from Dr Steven Berryman, Director of Music at City of London School for Girls and Visiting Research Fellow at … More


05 January 2019

Research-informed music teaching

Guest blog post for Music Education UK – January 2019 https://musiceducation.global/research-informed-music-teaching/ Being a research-informed teacher is increasingly the norm. Social … More


16 December 2018

The visible and invisible HOD

It’s endlessly inspiring to see the honesty and generosity of teachers who share so readily their classroom practice and leadership … More


18 November 2018

Delivering the new specification for A Level

I have been teaching the new Edexcel specification and my colleagues and I have enjoyed getting to know the anthology. … More


06 August 2018

Googling dialogic teaching

Well before I read the EEF report on dialogic teaching I did a google search and found several news stories … More


05 August 2018

Oracy articles in Impact Issue 3/Summer 2018

I’ve now read the three articles in the Chartered College of Teaching’s Impact journal – Issue 3 Summer 2018. This … More


05 August 2018

Dialogic Teaching: starting the assignment

I’ve decided to blog about the literature review assignment for the Chartered Teacher Programme – mostly so I had a … More


30 July 2018

Comment on ‘Knowledge: a dirty word in arts education?

‘Education strikes a bargain with learners; trading innocence for experience. So, let’s not be in doubt: schools do kill a … More


25 June 2018

‘School music is more than an enjoyable pastime’

To save school music, we need to show that there’s more to it than learning instruments for fun, says this … More


30 May 2018

GCSE and A-level Composition

Here’s an extract of my talk I was due to give at the MMA Conference at Eton College. I am … More