Monthly Archives: February 2016

Calm and Purposeful Classroom Environment – Bright Spots

John Lamb (AHT) and I walked around the school today, looking for ways in which our teachers maintained a calm and purposeful classroom environment in their lessons.  It was great to see how skilled our teachers are at doing this, … Continue reading

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Homework – What seems to work?

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Company Leader and history teacher Chris Runeckles.  The session explored the idea of homework and how we can make it more meaningful for learning.  The above quote is taken directly from the OFSTED … Continue reading

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What to do with Y11?

Like most schools we provide Y11 with a range of support, outside of lessons, in the run up to the final exams – assemblies, revision sessions, parental workshops etc.  However, we all know that the people who will make the real … Continue reading

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The Effective Form Tutor

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Deputy Company Leader Jane Hedger.  The form tutor role is an essential one for schools.  However, as teachers are employed primarily to teach their subject, the form tutor role is often seen as … Continue reading

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