Head

They [academics] look upon the body as a form of transport
for the head. It’s a way of getting their heads to meetings.
Sir Ken Robinson

My passion for education grew out of eleven years as a teacher, including posts as Head of Drama and Head of Sixth Form in a large comprehensive. That same passion also compelled me to quit, unhappy with a system that failed to place the scholar at the centre of the learning process. Here you will find memories, observations and ideas, reflecting my experiences and conclusions.

8. Child benefits – the wise words of granddaughters
9. Inside job – writing residencies in prisons
13. Boiling the kettle – the drama of youth
28. University challenge – undergraduates and degrees of understanding
37. Alphabet stories – a writing exercise
44. Master of the house – the oratory of Lord Donald Soper
54. Rise of Icarus – the exhilaration of being alive
63. Hail and farewell – leaving Latin and the boys’ grammar school
69. Age old story – lifelong learning
81. Tough on a teenager – an enthusiastic stage technician
88. Beach, where – an indoor summer playground
101. Child’s play – the importance of Lego
105. Hidden curriculum – reading between the lines
122. Classroom anarchy – offering sixth formers variety
132. New term lesson plans – the after-Math and after-English classes
136. Of boaters, and planes – observations on Eton College
143. N-to-N stuff – the pleasures of playing word games
150. Forward to school – five ideas for making schools healthier
160. Cards on the table – of hands, deals and a joker
164. Prison categories: A – workshops in a maximum security jail
177. The student body – non-verbal communication
197. Why I left teaching – the lessons of eleven years
225. Riotous assemblies – early morning theatre-in-education
235. A fear of criticism – dangerous days as a drama teacher
249. The play’s the thing – Playhouse summer school: Hamlet
255. Learning teaching – practising in Bristol, forty years ago
270. Unwillingly to school – remembering Mike, Plum and a motto
271. In perspective – looking back on 12,000 years and more
273. Fortunate opportunity – introduced to Charles Dickens
281. Screen test – students outsmarted in TV debates
282. Gnash null crick lum – putting trust in kids and teachers
296. Twinning arrangement – circle games and a brothers’ guile
310. Angels, and a fool – inquisitive secondary modern kids
322. Tale of Two Taylors – on bullying schoolboys
330. A global playground – an exemplary primary school
340. Alarms and excursions – fire practice: not always routine
352. Schools and uniforms – rebellion and conformity
358. Finding an extra level – Andy, a keen drama student
377. Head boy for a term – at a grammar school in Hull
394. Examinations, Paper 1 – summer term tedium
398. Alphabet quiz – for a wet bank holiday
399. Quiz answers – to the above
403. Sending a message – of mobile phones and teachers
418. Second childishness – education with the future in mind
427. An inventive colleague – John of all trades
438. Taken for a master-mug – using the correct anatomical terms
442. Their chosen fields – an ornithologist teacher; a biro-spinning boy
449. Mary had a tiny sheep – a great writing exercise
459. After the North Wall – toil takes its toll
465. Turning down jobs – offers made and decisions taken
481. Hamlet summer school – great play; sad ending
482. The posy of a ring – a cast of characters
483. Grows aslant a brook – young actors rehearse the Bard
484. Within this wooden O – all the world’s a Globe

 

 

 

 

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