Tag Archives: Independence

Outstanding Learning Development Group

During our INSET day today, staff met in their ‘Learning Development Group’ (LDG) for the last session of the year.  Each LDG focuses on a specific area of teaching and learning and is an opportunity for staff to share good practice. … Continue reading

Posted in CPD Events | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

An Inspector Called…

Last month our fantastic English department hosted a 2 day OFSTED subject inspection by an HMI.  The inspection was a great success and validated the brilliant work that is being done by the English department – and mirrored elsewhere in the … Continue reading

Posted in General Teaching | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Developing Independent Learners – The 7 Monkeys!

The 15 minute forum tonight was led by our two science NQTs – Faye Hedley (@f_hedley) and Becky Owen.  They shared a strategy they have been using called ‘The 7 Monkeys’. The 7 Monkeys is a way of enabling students to … Continue reading

Posted in 15 Minute Forums | Tagged | 10 Comments

The Big 4

At a recent Learning Development Group session during an INSET day, a group of DHS teachers looked  at 4 key aspects of outstanding teaching: Questioning Feedback Independence Challenge For each one we considered the important principles underlying it and then some … Continue reading

Posted in CPD Events | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments