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15 Minute Forum – Closing the learning gap with homework

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by maths Deputy Leader, Sam Down.  Our maths department are very successful – and are always looking to do things better.  With homework, they wanted to minimise the amount of time spent marking, … Continue reading

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Getting Great

Teaching is a creative profession, and at DHS we want our teachers to be innovative and excited about what they do – not stifled by an overly prescriptive approach to teaching.  We want teachers to takes risks and try new … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on feedback

The table above from Hattie suggests that feedback can have a significant impact on achievement – usually positive, but not always.  So it deserves some further exploration.  In this paper by Hattie & Timperley, they describe feedback as: “….information provided … Continue reading

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AfL – What Really Works?

The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by one of our Learning Innovators, PE teacher Stuart Axten.  Over the course of the year, Stuart has been introducing a variety of new ‘AfL’ techniques to his department.  They try a new … Continue reading

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Excellence Visits

Over the last few weeks members of the SLT visited the lessons of some of our most successful departments.  We decided to take a rather different approach to how we usually do things like this.  Rather than the usual ‘Department … Continue reading

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The Evolution of ‘The Big 4’

Over the past year or so, I’ve been very keen on the idea of developing a ‘tight but loose’ approach to teaching across my school.  By that I mean highlighting a few key pedagogical principles that are key to great … Continue reading

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I can see clearly now….

I thought I would write this post in the spirit of #nurture1314 – starting with a confession! I used to be a bit of an OFSTED chaser – there’s a lot of it about. By that, I mean I used … Continue reading

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