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The #5MinMainThingPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit

It’s the start of another term or half term and there seems so much to do.  As Stephen Covey’s famous quote goes, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”  In an increasingly frenetic world and the busyness of the school day it is too easy to lose focus. Continue reading


The #5MinAchievementPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit

We’re approaching the time of year when teachers of Year 2, Year 6, GCSE and A-level classes can feel like they are going into meltdown.  Time for calm heads, clear thinking and the #5MinAchievementPlan. Continue reading

#5MinResearchPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit

The nature of Continuing Professional Development is changing in schools from the one day course chosen from a booklet or website to teachers engaging in their own research.  This research may be undertaken as part of the National Professional Qualification for Senior/Middle Leader, as part of an extended leadership programme – for example, the SSAT Aspiring Senior Leaders Programme – or the more traditional Masters qualification. Continue reading

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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.


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

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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