Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 – blogging best bits

  2014 has been a good year.  I thought I would look back over the year and pick out my favourite classteaching blogs from each month. January Things that make you go hmmmmm…… The great thing about twitter and reading … Continue reading

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15 Minute Forums – Autumn 2014

The 15 minute forum programme this term has been rich and varied.  For those that are unaware of what a 15 minute forum is, every Thursday after school, a member of staff shares something that has been going well in their … Continue reading

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  The 15 minute forum tonight was led by Chris Runeckles.  Chris teaches history and has been experimenting with Ross McGill’s idea of ‘Takeaway Homework’.  Ross talks about the rationale behind the idea here: The history and geography departments have … Continue reading


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EduBook Club – First Meeting

  Last Friday saw the dawn of a new CPD approach at DHS – the EduBook Club – led by Andy Tharby.  All classroom based staff were bought a book, from the selection above.  They then met to discuss the … Continue reading

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Literacy Matters

  The 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher and whole school Literacy Leader, Lucy Darling.  Lucy started the session by stressing that literacy is not an add on to our teaching, nor is it just the responsibility of English … Continue reading

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Embrace the Glitterball

Occasional guest blogger and DHS drama teacher Lesely Graney has been reflecting on Strictly Come Dancing… It time to embrace the glitterball. If you walk past my room at this time of year you might hear comments like “Don’t be … Continue reading

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