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Mental Toughness: The Results Are In #ThursdayThunk

Thank you to everyone who completed the MTQ48 measurer. There were 150 returns to be analysed.  I hope people found their individual reports useful, interesting and thought provoking.  Many people fed back that it was a good way of understanding the 4 Cs framework of Mental Toughness – Control, Commitment, Challenge and Confidence – and what it means for staff leader and student development. Continue reading

Feedback Matters #ThursdayThunk

The road to great feedback is paved with good intentions and broken teachers.  The idea of feedback sounds so simple and easy yet it has become a triple coloured workload nightmare in many schools.  It’s not often a policy excites me but I thought the two Feedback Policies I received this week, one written for our primary academies and the other for our secondary academy, showed a mountain of common sense. Continue reading

Social Mobility “Opportunity Areas” #ThursdayThunk

Justine Greening’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference included new “opportunity areas” in England.  The areas will collectively receive £60 million of funding to help local children get the best start in life.  How much funding each area gets and over how many years has yet to be decided. Continue reading

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