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How Best to Spend Your Pupil Premium Funding?

Some schools take the kitchen sink approach; throw everything at it.  Others are so underfunded that Pupil Premium funding is essentially used to ensure they can deliver a core education.  Many schools have latched on to the Education Endowment Foundation Teaching & Learning Toolkit.  Collectively, however, we are failing to have an impact.  The statistics are clear and stark. Continue reading

New Year: Quick Starts, Gaps Filled #ThursdayThunk

This was one of those six and a half week summers that comes around every now and again; where has it gone?  The last academic term ended in an absolute furore over the new Key Stage 2 SATs and dashed hopes that the policy of retesting those pupils who had “failed” the SATs, at the end of primary school, was disappearing into the long grass. Continue reading

Making Our Teaching, Assessment and Learning Ideas More Visible

I wish I could tell you how long it took to pull together this video but since I didn’t do it I can’t.  Thanks to Liz Horne, Assistant Head teacher, who spent hours and hours on it; we’ve brought alive our Teaching, Assessment & Learning Policy. Continue reading

New Book: Liminal Leadership

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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

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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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