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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

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Outstanding – Encouraging reflection

Today a blog post by the marvellous David Didau (@LearningSpy) entitled ‘Icebergs, taking risks and being outstanding‘ inspired me to think more about how we can demystify ‘outstanding’ and support more teachers with achieving it, more of the time!  We … Continue reading

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An outstanding teacher…..

During an INSET session today a group of teachers from different subjects met in a ‘Learning Development Group’ to discuss outstanding teaching.  What does it look like and what do outstanding teachers do? I have tried to summarise the discussion here: They … Continue reading

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End of term pedagogical review…

As the term draws to a close I thought I would pull together some of the best bits of pedagogy I have picked up  from 15 minute forums, Learning Development Groups, Twitter, lesson observations etc this term. In the spirit … Continue reading

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Make it outstanding……Marginal learning gains

During an INSET day on Friday a group of teachers met to discuss strategies they had tried in their own classrooms to secure outstanding learning.  The theme for the day was that of marginal learning gains – small changes to … Continue reading

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Towards Outstanding – The aggregation of marginal gains

Today a group of teachers met as a ‘Learning Development Group’ to look at developing outstanding teaching and learning.  We looked at each of the ‘outstanding’ OFSTED criteria, and then considered how they could be easily implemented in the classroom. … Continue reading

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