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What I Know Now…Always Start With The Children…

As with all things in school, after careful evaluation and assessment of where we are now, our Assessment for Learning policy has adapted yet again.  Last year was a year of incredible change.  I think this goes for the majority … Continue reading

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My Leaving Words for the Class of 2016…

Every year I have begun writing something new for our year 6 Leaver’s Service.  What I write usually has a theme that runs through it which has been prevalent throughout the year during our collective worship sessions.  Key this year has … Continue reading

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When will schools learn?

There was a very interesting discussion and debate on the teaching and learning culture in schools and how it impacts on staff morale and wellbeing on @ukedchat tonight. Discussion came up about how schools expect so much of teachers, but … Continue reading

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Teaching children ‘how’ to learn….

I have begun reading, “The Learning Powered School” by Guy Claxton, Maryl Chambers, Graham Powell and Bill Lucas.  As you can probably tell, I’m doing a lot of reading and researching around ‘learning’. Learning is central and core to everything … Continue reading

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#LoveTeaching…Why I’m Here and Why I’ll Stay…

I’m responding today to the #LoveTeaching theme.  How I came to be in teaching and why I love it… Teaching wasn’t what I had imagined when I was in high school.  I thought I was going to be the next … Continue reading

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Are you an ‘extraordinary’ leader?

Having read a few @staffrm blogs and various Tweets today, it has reminded me of the importance of being ‘true to oneself’.  Often, we find ourselves in situations where our persona changes, or we alter our personality to fit the … Continue reading

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Where did the ‘learning’ go?

Teachers are entering a brave new world. Assessment should begin looking very different to when we lived in a ‘level’s’ world. Formative assessment should interweave every lesson, where the ‘feedback’ from pupils helps teachers to deliver focused and specific lessons … Continue reading

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