Monthly Archives: October 2016

Getting that little bit better – supporting teachers with personalised CPD

Since September we (Shaun Allison, Martyn Simmonds & Chris Runeckles) have been working with staff at Durrington, to plan their CPD.   Whilst we put in a place a number of general CPD activities for staff to engage with, such as 15 minute … Continue reading

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Using Ankiapp to help students recall information.

The 15 Minute Forum returned tonight and was led by Science teacher Phoebe Bence. Last year Phoebe was in her second year as a teacher and completed a Research Innovation Project. This was completed in conjunction with Brian Marsh at … Continue reading

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What to do with lazy boys?

Like most secondary schools, as we approach the mock exams and then the summer exams, we are spending a great deal of time thinking about and talking about Y11.  As we do, one questions seems to make an annual appearance … Continue reading

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Developing the Early Teacher

Guest post from Lianne Allison (Assistant Head/The Angmering School and Director/The South Downs SCITT) In Education you can be so busy that you don’t take time to reflect on your own practice. Teaching is a tough career and it can … Continue reading

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Relationships Matter

A few weeks ago, Carl Hendrick wrote this great blog about the importance of relationships.  Carl sums up the importance of teachers building strong relationships with students: “It’s not a teacher’s job to be liked or popular, but it is … Continue reading


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Bright Spots – 3rd October 2016

There have been four full teaching weeks since the start of term and during that time our new staff have been adapting to new practices, standards and most importantly students. This year, at Durrington, we have 13 NQTs, 12 Recently Qualified Teachers … Continue reading

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