Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Benefits of Regular Retrieval Practice

The first 15 minute forum of the new year was led tonight by Andy Tharby.  Andy was discussing strategies that can be used to develop memory. Why knowledge is important 1. The more automatic and effortless their knowledge is, the … Continue reading

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Lessons in Subject Leadership

This week our Subject Leaders are presenting to the SLT on their summer results and lessons learnt for the coming year.  One of our most successful department is maths.  We are a large 12-16 comprehensive school, with a Y11 cohort … Continue reading

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  Last week I gave a talk to our new staff about teaching.  The night before, I asked the good people of twitter for their input: It caused a bit of a discussion!  So I thought I would elaborate on … Continue reading

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Bright Spots: 10th September 2014

The first week back in a new school year and this morning I walked around the school looking for bright spots.  I found plenty…read on! Down in science, NQT Eloise Tuck was doing an experiment with her new Y8 class.  … Continue reading

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