When people don't like your opinions on blogs, or twitter, or any other form of social network, the backlash can be furious.
If it ever gets fierce I'm lucky that Dad McInerney puts things in perspective. As a shop steward for … Read More
A week ago I gave my first ever talk at a WomenEd conference. I've written before about not particularly enjoying doing things "as a woman". So the talk was less focused on gender, and more on the unifying fact that we all … Read More
Everyone has done at least one embarrassing thing in the classroom. Most of us have done more than that.
It's September 2007 and my classroom is the departmental showcase for the annual parent's open day. The event is critical - … Read More
On Sunday journalists were spat at outside the Conservative conference in Manchester for doing their job. At the same time, in the same place, I moved around the protest without experiencing any of this. In fact, I'd already written the … Read More
Written February 2017, after the terrible year that was 2016
Twenty-one and a half years ago my English teacher, Mr McGee, gave me a gift.
It was autumn 1995 and he made our class write about the summer holidays. But, he said, we … Read More
SHAME"! by Rochelle Hartman - http://bit.ly/2tc3tCj
In recent weeks journalists have spent an inordinate amount of time beating themselves up for not guessing the outcome of the General Election. This is bizarre. Journalists are contestants on Catchphrase: we say what we … Read More
Over the past week or so I’ve disappointed a lot of people. I know this, because they’ve tweeted to tell me.
The problem was that Labour announced two policies, and I have issues with both.
The policies are:
Free school lunches for … Read More
We are hiring over at Schools Week.
We know exactly the skills we need, we just have to find them. Please share liberally. And remember: the better the person we get, the better Schools Week will become. What greater motivation do … Read More
January 1st 2015: A new year, a new name, a new editor.
That's how last year began and it was terrifying.
After just 13 weeks in journalism I was made editor of weekly newspaper
Schools Week which had already become renowned for breaking smart, … Read More
Another Christmas Eve, another Education Secretary's annual reading list.
But this year there's a problem: Nicky Morgan doesn’t seem to like books.
She almost never mentions them. Her speeches seldom quote books. She rarely singles out ideas from authors. Admittedly, a few days … Read More