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21 Days to form new habits? Starting 2017 the way we mean to go on!

They say that it takes 21 days (based on what Maxwell Maltz suggested) to form new habits, though new research from UCL states that the new magic time period is 66 days, but either way, in the grand scheme of things, … 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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DFE Character Awards…….

I have spent hours putting together an application for the Character Awards from the DFE.  Character development is what we do best!  It is the ‘thing’ that I know our school excels at. We literally buzz with it….. But, like all applications, space … Continue reading

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Embedding Values……

 “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ~C.S. Lewis~ Embedding our values has been one of my key priorities.  We voted upon our new values early in the start of … Continue reading

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Where does the time go?

  A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.  ~Alexander Pope~ Today I was counting the weeks to SATS, as you … Continue reading

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Teaching Resilience…………

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”   ~Nelson Mandela~ The children are very excited as we will be welcoming Gail Emms into our school tomorrow.  We have been building the … Continue reading

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Thinking about Image…..

“Appearance matters a great deal because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves.” ~Lemony Snicket, The Miserable Mill~ I had a really useful session with a few governors on our ‘vision’ today.  We … Continue reading

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