Articles & Interviews

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

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

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