Articles & Interviews

‘Don’t Send Him in Tomorrow’ – published by Independent Thinking Press

The Guardian, 27 October 2016, Why are so many SEN pupils excluded from school? Because we are failing them

Chapter ‘What’s in your schema for SEN?’ in Learning Without Labels – published by John Catt Educational

TES, 22 September 2017, ‘The dangers of sweating the small stuff in the classroom’

TES, 8 September 2017, ‘Making things fun will not solve behaviour issues’

TES, 13 July 2017, ‘We shouldn’t define children with SEND by their diagnoses, but we must be informed by them’

TES, 21 April 2017 – Five tenets of good leadership

Education Britain Conversations with Ty Goddard, 1 March 2017

TES, 28 February 2017 – ‘Parents of children with SEND are too often ignored or labelled “pushy”‘                                                                               

Talking Heads interview, 29 December 2016

TES, 16 December 2016 – ‘It pays to watch what you say’ 

TES, 15 December 2016 – ‘Four reasons why SEND funding is in crisis’

TES, 25 November 2016 – Aspiring Leaders – ‘Don’t act as if you own the place’

Teach Primary, November 2016 – ‘Why you should visit a special school’

Interview on The SEND Show, Surrey Hills Radio, 16 November 2016

‘Vectoring assets to kinetic situations’ – Independent Thinking, 23 October 2016

Teach SENCo, October 2016 – ‘Why inclusion is the wrong word’

TES, 7 October 2016 – ‘Seven reasons the Ofsted ‘outstanding’ grade must be scrapped’

‘If your knees aren’t dirty you haven’t been working hard enough’ – Independent Thinking, 5 October 2016

TES, 23 September 2016 – ‘When is the right time to move on?’

TES, 9 September 2016 – ‘Avoiding the fortune teller error’

TES, 9 September 2016 – New Teacher – ‘Your new best friends’

‘What’s in your schema for SEN?’ – National Education Trust, 1st September 2016

TES, 25 August 2016 – ‘Anthony got two Fs in his GCSEs: that may not seem earth-shattering to you, but to him – and to me – that represents a triumph’

TES, 2 August 2016 – Behaviour policies with cast-iron sanctions are seductive – that doesn’t mean they are effective

How real is your school vision? – Leadership Matters, 5 July 2016

TES, 24 June 2016 – What your reception area says about your leadership

‘It’s My Way or the Highway’ – Independent Thinking, 26 April 2016

The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Leadership Matters, 7 April 2016

TES, 17 March 2016 – White Paper: How SEND is the Achilles’ heel of mass academisation

TES, 11 March 2016 – Ed Biz- Go compare: Financial benchmarking can help to identify issues with school expenditure and reduce overspending

TES, 26 February 2016 – Why a flashy suit does not make you a good Headteacher

TES, 6 February 2016 – The cane for ‘being a nuisance’ – how far have we really come since the dark days of corporal punishment?

TES, 22 January 2016 – Your First Job: The Forgotten Sector

TES, 4 December 2015 – A Long Way to Go (cover feature)

Sky News, 9 November 2015 – Academies ‘Illegally Excluding’ Vulnerable Pupils

TES, 6 November 2015 – Aspiring Headteachers: Do your homework before you hear the words ‘You’re hired’.

TES, 16 October 2015 – Make sure that every pupil knows you care

Schools Week, 16 October 2015 – Ofsted SEN area reviews should focus on exclusions

TES, 9 October 2015 – Turning governors in to critical friends

The Guardian, 6 October 2015 – It is shameful we haven’t enough people in the UK to educate our kids

Well-being: A Special School Perspective – Appendix to A Practical Guide: National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers by Roy Blatchford

Schools Week, 18 September 2015 – Eye tests in special schools are a must, says sight loss charity

TES, 27 August 2015 – Emotional Investment Will Pay Dividends

TES, 10th July 2015 – Headteacher summer workload interview

TES, 26th June 2015 – Under Inspection

TES, 19th June 2015 – Parents and Transition

Special Leadership – Pivotal Podcast with Paul Dix and Kevin Mulryne

TES, 5th June 2015 – Leadership – Why special schools need special heads

TES, 22 May 2015 – The Seven Deadly Sins of Teaching

TES, 1 May 2015 – Under Inspection

Schools Week, 27 March 2015 – Special needs reforms: laudable or laughable? (interview)

TES, 3 December 2014 – How state and private schools can work together

TES Further Education Podcast, 25 April 2014

Articles for National Education Trust’s Shaping Ideas, Shaping Lives:

Parental engagement: ‘I don’t know where you are’

Herd Immunity

Well-being: A Special School Perspective