Monthly Archives: October 2018

What’s wrong with ‘pitch, pace and progression’?

This morning Michael Chiles asked a question on twitter on whether it was sensible for an observer to make a judgement about the pace of a lesson: This reminded me of a consultant that I worked with as a young … Continue reading

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Weaving together the threads of the curriculum

By Andy Tharby In her recent commentary on Ofsted’s research into the primary and secondary curriculum, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, wrote: “In recent years, we have thought a great deal about the role of leaders and the importance of … Continue reading

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Knowledge Organisers: Making them worth more than the paper they’re written on

As we have previously blogged about here and here, we at Durrington are currently implementing knowledge organisers across the whole school. At the moment, we have knowledge organisers in place in all subjects for Year 9 and Year 10. The knowledge … Continue reading

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Cracking homework

Homework has been on my list of whole-school responsibilities for some time now.  In fact, this will be the sixth year in which I’ve been charged with leading on all things connected to learning outside of the classroom.  Other than revision that … Continue reading

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