Category Archives: 15 Minute Forums

10 simple things to try and have a better work-life balance

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Becky Owen – giving some great advice on how it is possible to be a brilliant teacher and avoid teacher burnout. Get Organised 1.Mid term plan for each class before each half term … Continue reading

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Juggling

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Director of English Kate Bloomfield.   Kate is not only a fantastic teacher and Head of English, but also an expert juggler!  Kate explained how the experiences of the novice juggler, exemplify the learning … Continue reading

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Why Modelling?

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by our Director of Science, Steph Temple.  Steph started the session by apologising for her powerpoint and saying that she wasn’t much of a powerpoint person…which probably explains why she was leading this session! … Continue reading

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Some tips for new teachers

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by third year teacher Jack Griffiths.  Jack shared some of the practical tips he has received over the last three years from colleagues, that have helped to make his life as a teacher smoother. You … Continue reading

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How to get the best from your TA

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by our SENCO, Carole Marsh The Issue In response to recent research into the role and work of teaching assistants by Rob Webster and others we have been changing the way TAs: support SEND students in … Continue reading

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Is it really a low stakes quiz?

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher, Tod Brennan and focussed on the concept of low stakes quizzes. There were two aspects of Tod’s presentation; the value of low stakes quizzes for memory recall but also the importance … Continue reading

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Why is STEM important for all?

The 15 Minute Forum returned this week and was led by Phoebe Bence (Science Teacher and STEM lead). Phoebe began by talking about the many and varied roles of a teacher. It is relatively easy to identify that teachers have … Continue reading

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