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Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools #EEFLiteracy

Flowing from more limited speech, language and communication, in the early years, through more limited vocabulary acquisition pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds struggle to attain the more advanced literacy levels of their advantaged peers.  Disaffection and exclusion are all too often rooted in this simple narrative. Continue reading

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The Matter “Meant”, “Taught” and “Learned” (Intent, Implementation and Impact) #EdFest

This is the presentation and a summary of my talk at the Festival of Education. The opening slides about “curriculum being purpose enacted” and the link between the purpose of a curriculum and its design can be found in 7 Principles of Good Curriculum Design.

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Writing a Curriculum Policy: Nuance, Tensions and Competing Priorities

Developing a coherent, vertically integrated curriculum sounds like a great idea.  In reality, it will come with a whole series of compromises.  People might be accepting of these compromises or you might just make everyone unhappy.  Developing a curriculum at a whole school level requires decisions about what will be prioritised and what will be less of a priority. Continue reading

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#5MinMarkingPlan

It won't get your marking done in five minutes but will help your structure your marking so you and the students get the most out of it.

#5MinBehaviourPlan

Getting the behaviour of students right, in the class room, is the challenge for every teacher. This simple planner will take you through the main stages required to help you achieve a purposeful learning envionment

#Outstandingin10Plus10

Ideas and the thinking behind a professional development to help improve the quality of teaching and learning. Keep the learning tight, the lesson plan loose and focus on the learners

Planning to Get Behaviour Right: Research Plus Experience

The thinking behind the #5MinBehaviourPlan and our whole school approach to managing behaviour.

Education for Wisdom

Why the four knowledge dimensions (covering knowledge and skills) and a moral compass are at the heart of an outstanding education.

When Feedback Met Bloom

A look at the power of Feedback to students using Bloom's four knowledge dimensions

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