Monthly Archives: October 2014

15 Minute Forum – Students on Feedback

The 15 minute forum was led by the Senior Student Leadership Team tonight.  They gave us their views on the range of feedback they received from teachers.  This was very timely, as it’s something we have been thinking about a … Continue reading

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#TLT14 – Feedback Matters

This weekend I attended the brilliant TLT14 event, organised by the equally brilliant Dave Fawcett & Jenn Ludgate.  It may have been at the end of a busy half term…and on a Saturday…but that didn’t stop hundreds of teachers turning … Continue reading

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Success with low ability students

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by maths teacher Shane Borrett.  Shane has been thinking about ways in which we can ensure our low ability students are successful.  He suggested the following. Have high expectations of what they can … Continue reading

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Straddling in Science

As a science teacher, it’s not always easy to put into practice what we know is important in terms of effective learning.  We know the importance of repetition and regular practice, but with a content heavy subject and limited curriculum … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forum – Closing the learning gap with homework

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by maths Deputy Leader, Sam Down.  Our maths department are very successful – and are always looking to do things better.  With homework, they wanted to minimise the amount of time spent marking, … Continue reading

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#brightspots – Mind your language

This is a brief post, but I wanted to share this great display that I saw whilst getting ready for open evening this week.  It was in Carole Marsh’s classroom – Carole is our SEN Coordinator at school and got … Continue reading

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