Tag Archives: ukfechat

Hello again. What we can become is quite exciting!

Don’t think that I can’t hear you. Even from this lofty latitude, perched on a coastal shelf alongside the Highlands and Islands, I can still make out the distant mumble of your 1990’s football chant echoing round the end-of-season emptiness … Continue reading

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Snapshot of the first ever UKFEchat conference

 I’ve had this idea of how to report on the UKFEchat conference in London last week. It involves capturing a random set of images and impressions that give just a flavour of the event. I was going to call it … Continue reading

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The second #UKFEchat visit to Ofsted HQ: a personal perspective

This morning I visited Ofsted HQ in Holborn with colleagues and friends from the FE social media group on Twitter. This was the second such visit. The first took place eight months ago as part of what I had envisaged … Continue reading

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To be a Pilgrim: Borrowing a Song for Lent

This piece was written for the second #UKFEchat Guide book, published on 13 February 2015. It appeared under the title “Barriers to Progress” but since this is Ash Wednesday I thought I’d give it a title more appropriate to the … Continue reading

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Answers from my Tumbleweed Connection

I have been remiss. And a little bit rude. I asked you a question and then ignored the answer. Worse, I used the answer for our in-house magazine and then didn’t talk to you about it! So here’s the gist … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Colleges

This piece was written for the first ever #UKFEchat Guide book, published on 4 September 2014. The Guide can be downloaded for free in various formats from http://www.ukfechat.com. Unlike my other blogs, it has had the benefit of an editor … Continue reading

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Who I am – telling fragments…

(This was originally written as a contribution to the whoiamwhatido collaborative blog for teachers) My mum and dad were both teachers, he in the local tech, she in a girls‘ school. I swore blind that I’d never go into the family … Continue reading

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