Results Day Failure

37 years ago today, or thereabouts I received my results for O levels and CSEs. I collected my envelopes and went away on my own, knowing that I wouldn’t have done very well. One of the worst things about failing is being around success, good to escape it. I looked at my results, I’d achieved an … More Results Day Failure

What Then?

When all kids have grit, what then? When every school is outstanding, what then? When every target is reached or surpassed, what then? When everyone’s mindset is switched to growth, what then? When all is meritocratic and we all get to where we ought to be, what then? When every twenty-first century skill has been … More What Then?

On Character: Can We Know the Dancer From the Dance?

O chestnut tree, great rooted blossomer, Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole? O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance? WB Yeats: Among School Children The Sutton Trust report A Winning Personality identified: …extraversion (sociability, confidence, assertiveness), self-esteem, and a positive outlook as … More On Character: Can We Know the Dancer From the Dance?