The start of school year and the return of Zombies | Gary

As the start of term approaches, school leaders will be preparing a range of INSET and CPD activities designed to support the latest initiatives.  Unfortunately, many of these initiatives – be they about about teaching and learning or school leadership or management –  will be the product of the latest or management or education fad.  However, it’s not just management fads that we have to look out for, we also need to aware of zombie ideas – ideas which are still being used despite being disproved by the evidence.  So the rest of this post will explore first,  the nature of zombie ideas;…

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