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10 Ways to Reset Your Home/Work Balance

My long suffering wife has spent half the evenings of our married life sat downstairs alone whilst I have been beavering away on work things.  I can never take that time back: I can only look to reset my home/work balance so I have time for the family (my greatest passion in life) and time to do my work well which contributes to giving me purpose in life. Continue reading


Putting the Home Back into Your Home/Work Balance

People are increasingly talking about a home/work instead of a work/life balance.  Work is part of my life but has too often intruded into the home part.  I struggle to leave the worry at work and can be slightly obsessed with answering emails.  Twitter isn’t really part of my work but is another distraction that means my phone is never far from my side.  I’m my own worst enemy. Continue reading

Reading Matters and We Can Help

Ensuring pupils can read with fluency and comprehension is key to unlocking the curriculum and improving a pupil’s education.  I blogged earlier in the week about how we have started implementing a reading programme; in the hope of developing a reading culture – Improving Pupils Access to the Curriculum.  Taking something whole school, all at one time, is fraught with difficulty and challenges; high quality leadership of the implementation is critical.  Continue reading

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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


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

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

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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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