Summer Turner

I teach, therefore I am.

Category Archives: Education (general)

Becoming a Writer

I recently finished writing a first draft of a book for Bloomsbury on Curriculum and Assessment Design. It is probably the best thing I have ever done, but it was … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Changing the Leadership Narrative

On Saturday 16th January 2016, a group of educators gathered in the almost deserted offices of Microsoft HQ to talk about women leaders in education: the ones already there and … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 5 Comments

Curriculum Matters

One of the most exciting parts of being a Subject Lead of English, has been the opportunity to design our curriculum. I think there has been a danger of overlooking … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Becoming a Leader

Last year, I became a member of SLT. It has been an experience unlike any other – full of unexpected challenges and rewards. Nothing quite prepares you for what it … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fighting Fair

I love a good debate; it’s often where I come closest to finding answers to the complexities of education. I find it invigorating to have your ideas challenged and to … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Great Days

I love the start of a new academic year. You arrive to it like a traveller post night flight, sleepless from the Sunday insomnia, slightly dazed and confused and anxious. … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Testing Testing

Testing seems to be one of the most loaded terms in education. It comes with many a negative connotation and a whole raft of satirical cartoons. Indeed, I’ve seen first-hand … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

High Impact | My Post from

‘Impact’ is a word which has become increasingly popular in pedagogy. Teachers and leaders in education – increasingly skeptical of an implied focus on school data which comes with the … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Courage of Conviction

Learning Lessons from Great Schools and Great People. My Grandpa died this Easter and despite it having been expected, I was shocked by the weight of grief. When someone impacts … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

‘Learning Lessons’ from great schools – my trip to KEGS.

I love my job. I am irritatingly smug about it and feel – on a daily basis – insanely lucky to be a teacher. One of the many aspects that … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 2 Comments