Growth Mindsets in a Fixed System

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I’ve done a couple of training days recently on Growth Mindsets and have been asked if I’d jot down the key things we’ve covered.

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Entirely Without Compassion

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There seems to have been a lot said recently on the merits of a ‘no excuses’ behaviour policy – some of it quite self congratulory. But I have some questions about the impact that the overall ethos of bragging about being “strict” has on other schools.

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Putting the Heart Back into Learning


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I held a child back last week for detention. He’d been shouting out and generally being annoying and so I kept him back. I know that the point of a detention is supposed to be a punishment, but for me, it’s a chance to get to know this person a little better.

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