Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Big Idea – Questioning

Never one to miss an opportunity to share good ideas, at an INSET day last week staff were asked to write down one successful strategy they have used to develop questioning.  This article is a summary of their responses. Why … Continue reading

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Outstanding Learning Development Group

During our INSET day today, staff met in their ‘Learning Development Group’ (LDG) for the last session of the year.  Each LDG focuses on a specific area of teaching and learning and is an opportunity for staff to share good practice. … Continue reading

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Developing writing skills

The fifteen minute forum was led tonight by Harriet Schuler – our Deputy Leader in Science. Our science department have been developing  ways in which they can support students with their extended writing – particularly in response to the new … Continue reading

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Durrington TeachMeet 2013

On Thursday we held our second TeachMeet here at Durrington.  The table cloths had been hired, posh new water bottles bought, prizes collected and new oak lectern constructed.  The hall was soon full, the tea and cake were in full flow … Continue reading

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Using ICT to support and enhance learning in PE

In this article PE teacher Lizzie Wolstenholme (@DHS_GCSEDance) reflects on her year long ‘Learning Innovator’ project, looking at the use of ICT to support and enhance learning in PE. When I first took up the role of introducing ICT into our … Continue reading

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An Inspector Called…

Last month our fantastic English department hosted a 2 day OFSTED subject inspection by an HMI.  The inspection was a great success and validated the brilliant work that is being done by the English department – and mirrored elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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Making Feedback Meaningful

The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by maths teacher Shane Borrett (@BorrettShane).  Shane talked us through how he has been working at ‘closing the feedback loop’ with a couple of simple strategies. As a starting point all students are … Continue reading

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