HMC Blog

What goes up but never comes down?

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18 August 2021

This timeless childhood riddle is still circulating around school playgrounds, and the answer remains the same – your age.  A variant of this riddle appears every August amongst media commentators,… Find out more

HMC: Better results

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12 July 2021

As students, parents and teachers anticipate some hard-won grades this year, there is a general expectation that we will have much to celebrate. The causes of improved results are not… Find out more

Serenity prayer

25 February 2021

The so-called ‘serenity prayer’ has always struck me as something that could have been written specifically for headteachers. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,… Find out more

Passing the buck

6 January 2021

The Secretary of State for Education has repeatedly told us that exams are the fairest form of assessment. He has repeatedly told us that the government’s intention is for exams… Find out more

Testing times

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16 December 2020

As our schools move into the school holidays, the government has announced that all secondary schools and colleges in England will have access to rapid coronavirus testing from January. This… Find out more