Monthly Archives: September 2015

Modelling: how, why and what can go wrong

The DHS 2015-16 15 minute forum programme was kicked off tonight, with Andy Tharby talking about modelling. In his first year of teaching, Andy taught a top set Y11 class.  He worked his socks off for a year, but come … Continue reading

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Subject Magpies

Regular readers of this blog will know about the ‘bright spots’ that I share.  This involves me walking around the school and writing about the great teaching that I see – they can be read here.  In response to the Sutton Trust … Continue reading

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Planning to be great

The new year is well underway at Durrington High School.  Due to the local reorganisation of schools in our area, we had a double transition year.  We welcomed 330 new Y7 students for the first time, alongside 330 new Y8 … Continue reading

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