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The 3Rs of Working with Disadvantaged Pupils

Statistically, working in a school with a large number of disadvantaged pupils of white ethnic origin isn’t likely to lead to many accolades or much acknowledgement. Blackpool is one such town; fortunately there is no all boys’ school; the hardest of the hard school improvement miles is raising attainment and showing good progress for white disadvantaged boys.

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DIY Review of Pupil Premium – Start at A

Schools don’t usually group all disadvantaged pupils together and deliberately teach them badly.  A lack of progress by this sub-group maybe a result of more generic issues across the school; disadvantaged children are just impacted on more. Continue reading

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

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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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