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Posts by Tony Ryan

What’s the point of school?

10th September 2020

The title used for this D&T Practice Magazine editorial is also the title of an excellent book by Guy Claxton. This is a book that I read and re-read as a headteacher as I regularly sought to step...

Written by: Tony Ryan

Editorial for Designing Magazine 2019 - issue 113

7th June 2019

With the GCSE Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) and written examination now done and dusted, this feels like an opportune time to commit this to paper. It was clear when I took up this post that there w...

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Summer time...D&T teachers are chillin’

24th July 2018

With the school summer holidays now upon us, this seemed as good a time as any to reflect on the academic year just passed and specifically my almost seven months at the D&T Association. In a y...

Written by: Tony Ryan