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Benchmark of Brilliance

The first 15 Minute Forum of 2016-2017 was led by Gail Christie who is the Curriculum Leader for Art and Design at Durrington. In an unusual move the 15 Minute Forum was not held in its normal classroom but convened in … Continue reading

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Celebrating Excellence

As a school we’ve been thinking a great deal about developing a growth mindset with our students and staff.  There’s been a lot of discussion on twitter around mindset recently, some positive and some not so.  In my mind the … Continue reading

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Vision Meeting – Growth Mindset

Today I led the second of our new breakfast ‘vision meetings’ – looking at how we can continue to embed a growth mindset across the school.  These are voluntary meetings where members of our leadership team share their vision, for an aspect of … Continue reading


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Towards a Growth Mindset in Science & Maths

Two of our Learning Innovators from science and maths, Becky Owen and Shane Borrett, have been using their project to develop a growth mindset with their students.  As a school, we are interested in simple, effective and sustainable ways in which … Continue reading

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Showing Excellence

A few months ago at an INSET day, having just read Ron Berger’s ‘An Ethic of Excellence’, I spoke to the staff about the importance of the fifth point on the image above – the importance of showing students examples … Continue reading

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Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

Over the weekend, I came across this video of a 3 year old American lad called Titus, doing some pretty impressive stuff with a basketball hoop: Now, many people would describe this as ‘natural talent’.  However, anyone who has read … Continue reading

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