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Back to Teaching Year 10 this Summer

It is likely that over the next few weeks that we will start having groups of year 10 students back in school and we will be teaching them some curriculum content during this time. It is highly unlikely that we … Continue reading

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Making every conversation count with Mark Enser

In the next vlog in this series, Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby talk to Mark Enser, author of ‘Making every geography lesson count‘.

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How To Tackle The Changing Landscape of Physical Activity

Throughout our lives we are constantly reminded of the importance of physical activity. The common misconception surrounding exercise, in some school settings, is that it can improve cognition. This is a somewhat grey area, with studies showing improvements (John Ratey … Continue reading

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Making every conversation count

In this first #MakingEveryConversationCount vlog, Andy Tharby and I talk about our book ‘Making every lesson count’.  We talk about: What made us write the book. Why we think it’s useful. How we’ve implemented the six principles. Over the coming … Continue reading

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The role of homework when we return…

Like the majority of curriculum leaders much of my thinking over the last 4-6 weeks has centred on ensuring we provide the best online learning experience possible for our students, however as time progresses my thoughts have turned more and … Continue reading

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When the doors reopen

  There is much speculation at the moment about how and when schools will open.  At the time of writing, it is just that – speculation.  One thing is certain though, at some point in the future we will be … Continue reading

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Writing at a distance

By Andy Tharby Extended writing and distance learning form an ‘interesting’ relationship. The last few weeks have certainly taught this particular writer a thing or two about the challenges that teachers face when setting writing tasks for children to complete … Continue reading

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