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Rambling, rantings and confessions of a new education freelancer

By Anonymous

‘It’s a big world outside the classroom,’ said a wise friend about six months ago. And, just like that (well, almost), I resigned and jumped off the cliff after around a quarter of a century in schools. I’ve documented quite openly the joys and the freedom and the opportunities to be able to shout about louder about the issues really affecting teachers – ridiculous levels of scrutiny, presenteeism, data over humans etc. Here, I am taking an opportunity to voice – anonymously, for obvious reasons – some of the more surprising, less paletable, more controversial and more personal stuff that’s been playing on my mind in its new and disconcerting freedom to actually think independent thoughts.

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10%Braver - A review

By Lucy

Did you know that 62% of secondary teachers are women — but only 39% of secondary headteachers are female? Or that only 7% of women in education attempt to negotiate their initial salary offer, compared to over half of their male counterparts? Before reading ‘10%Braver’, I certainly didn’t. It is no wonder that the #WomenEd movement has been growing at such a rapid pace: this book is the much-needed next step to implement change and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to every educator, everywhere.

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Be the Change, Be 10%braver

It was a normal day at the office. A busy day. I came across Ambition School Leadership (@Ambition_Inst) and a Headship course. I first thought – me? Headship? No. Not a chance… but I was 10%braver, without even knowing it.

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