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Teaching pupils how to give feedback…

As part of Assessment for Learning, the use of peer and self evaluation has become a standard part of classroom practice.  However, is it being done effectively and actually helping children progress in their work? Di Pardoe gave our school a … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Chapter 7 of Hattie’s Visible Learning

“…This places feedback in the top ten influences on achievement, although there is considerable variability- but how to account for the variability? My argument is that feedBack works at four levels and addresses three questions” (Hattie, p. 130, Visible Learning … Continue reading

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Pupil Voice……..Getting our children to really change practice and policy……

We have been working on our assessment policy.  Alongside this is our marking and feedback policy that clearly forms a large part of this.  We have been having many interesting debates and conversations around this.  However,  we have been going … Continue reading

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What I Wish I Knew Then……The School Development Plan…..

I was just thinking about a conversation I had with another headteacher about a year ago.  She said that it took her many years before her school finally began to take the shape that she was working towards. It was heartening to … Continue reading

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The next stage…..growth mindset……

The second part of our Inset was on growth and fixed mindsets.  Having researched how other schools had launched this, I put together a presentation for the teachers.  We then looked at what our next steps as a school would … Continue reading

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What are your non-negotiables?

“Having done everything to stand, stand firm therefore.” ~Ephesians 6:13~ Another thought provoking day today. I will start with how excited I am about adding almost 47 hours of learning to our children’s academic year just by shortening our lunch … Continue reading

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