Sebastian Phillips

UK based writer and photographer, specialising in offbeat stories and obscure facts.

Giving Students the Results They Deserve...
6 months ago
Failure is always possible, if you work hard enough to achieve it! I think we’ve all been there. Data has just be uploaded, the numbers have been crunched, and there’s a staff meeting about Year Eleve...
Seven Things That Stop Teachers from Leaving Their Jobs (And How to Overcome Them)
7 months ago
I've talked to a lot of disillusioned teachers. They want to quit but they can't, for various reasons. In this article, I'm going to run through some of those and give some handy hints to those who re...
Out of Bounds
8 months ago
At the start of the year, I truly hated doing my break duty. I was stuck in the west stairwell, which the hooligan element thought of as their picnic spot. The worst of our school would use it as a pl...
Why Teaching Is No Laughing Matter
9 months ago
It’s the end of an incredibly long day. I’m with other teachers in the main hall, watching someone present a CPD session. On comedy. That’s right — comedy. How we should use laughter to engage and ent...
Straightforward Behaviour Management
9 months ago
Keep your rules clear, and remember that you are not alone. Throughout my teaching career, I’ve worked in everything from outstanding schools to ones that were in special measures and likely to remain...