Monthly Archives: June 2016

Boxing up

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by maths teacher Natasha Bedford.  Natasha described that moment we have all experienced, when marking a set of exam papers and it becomes clear that students just haven’t got a particular question – the ‘face … Continue reading

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2015-16 Practitioner Research Projects

During our INSET day today, RQTs who have been carrying out a ‘Practitioner Research Project’ this year, presented their findings to the staff.  They have been supported with these small scale projects throughout the year by Andy Tharby and Dr … Continue reading

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Making every lesson count at Wellington

Today, Andy Tharby and I talked about our book ‘Making every lesson count’ at the Wellington festival of education.  As always, it was a fantastic day The book can be bought here and the slides from our presentation follow: If … Continue reading

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DHS TeachMeet 2016

Last Thursday we hosted our fifth annual TeachMeet.  We were delighted to welcome Tim Brighouse as our key note speaker – his wit and wisdom got the event off to a brilliant start Tim’s key messages: Teachers really matter – … Continue reading

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Lessons from great footballing nations

I’m sat watching Germany play football.  They’ve just scored – as they often do.  What is it about certain countries, like Germany, that make them successful at football?  Germany have won the World Cup four times and the European Championship three … Continue reading

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Supporting students with a low starting point

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Deputy Leader of Mathematics Shane Borrett.   Last year Shane taught a Y11 class, all of whom had a very low starting point in maths.  At the start of the year, they were all … Continue reading

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