Category Archives: 15 Minute Forums

Resilience, patience and getting the support I need.

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by Dave Hall (Drama Teacher). GRIT and resilience is a key focus at the moment with students and something which we are working on developing with our Year 7 students in this academic year. … Continue reading

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The importance of questioning

Kyogen’s man up a tree ‘A man up a tree hangs from a branch by his mouth; his hands cannot grasp a bough, his feet cannot touch the tree. Another man comes under the tree and asks him the meaning … Continue reading

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The value of pausing

The first 15 Minute Forum of 2017 was led by Ben Crockett (Subject Leader Geography). The focus of the session was ‘the importance of pausing’ when delivering content to our students. Ben wanted to discuss the strategy implemented within the … Continue reading

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The art of mastery

The last 15 Minute Forum of 2016 was led by Kate Blight (Senior Leader – target groups) and focussed on mastery as an approach to teaching. What is mastery learning? The overall aim of mastery learning is to ensure that … Continue reading

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Teaching Tier 2 Vocabulary

  The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by Emma Bilbrough and Danielle Walters (MFL teachers). During the last academic year, Danielle and Emma had conducted an Action Research project, with Brian Marsh (University of Brighton), investigating how MFL could … Continue reading

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CLA – What does it mean?

Tonight’s  15 Minute Forum was led by Rosie Gaskell (Deputy Inclusion Manager/CLA Support) and focused on the meaning of CLA. Children Looked After (CLA) refers to those students who are: living in the care of the local authority living with … Continue reading

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Effective Revision Strategies

I  led the 15 Minute Forum tonight, as a late replacement, for a member of staff who was ironically leading a Year 11 Revision session. The focus of the session was to share some effective revision strategies which could be … Continue reading

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Developing your presence in the classroom

Sam Hodnett led the 15 Minute Forum tonight. Sam is a second-year English teacher and she spoke about developing a presence in the classroom. Sam had reflected on her NQT year and was able to identify some of the frustrations … 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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Making a positive start

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Rob Suckling.  Rob is a Geography teacher who is in his second year of teaching and his 15 minutes were based upon his reflections of his NQT year. The focus of all of … Continue reading

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