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Rob Butler
School leader in a special school academy and teacher of science. Technology geek.
School leader in a special school academy and teacher of science. Technology geek.
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This vital information might have passed you by – a cynic could suggest that is why this information was released on the last week of term without much of a fanfare.  Grade boundaries must be one of the most commonly asked questions about the new GCSEs.…

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury My rating: 3 of 5 stars Perhaps I didn’t enjoy this book as much as recent reads because I read it on my Kindle (using my eyes!) as opposed to listening to the audiobook. A slowish start that picked up pace towards the end.…

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I blogged recently about the lack of suitable courses for my students at KS4.   Having discussed the options with teaching professionals, the exam boards and my governing body we have decided to run with a single science GCSE (and entry level). The…

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A while ago I heard that Microsoft was looking to bring custom domains to Outlook, understandable as trying to pick an email address if you have a common name is a bit of a nightmare (I was lucky I beat another Rob Butler to mine but it didn’t stop him…

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Blake’s 7: Lucifer: Revelation by Paul Darrow My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was bought this book (and the first in the series) as a gift being a long time fan of Blake’s 7. I thought it would be interesting to know what happened after the series ended. To be…

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End of Watch by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars A return to form and writing from Stephen King that we’ve come to expect. I enjoyed the first two books in the series (King is an excellent story teller) but both books were setting the scene for this…

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At the York Tweetup/Teachmeet I attended on the 22nd August, Alex Weatherall asked how we could work better together as a profession to share resources and ideas.  I’ve been asking this question since 2010 in one form or another. My original answer to…

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  It’s that time of year when I check the weather forecast before I leave the house with my dog because I don’t want to get soaked.  Generally the forecasts are accurate but if the forecast says it will rain at 11, sometimes it rains sooner and sometimes…

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Every teacher needs CPD.  Even the best of teachers can benefit from new ideas and techniques, I’m told “there is always room for improvement”. Unfortunately the demands of modern teaching mean that CPD delivered in INSET days is often linked to school…
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