December 31, 2013
First Aid Kit - New Year's Eve

December 30, 2013
Assembly - PositiveThis assembly is all about New Year’s resolutions and is linked to my previous mini-blog about posi…View Post

Assembly - Positive

This assembly is all about New Year’s resolutions and is linked to my previous mini-blog about posi…

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December 12, 2013
First AnniversaryView Post

First Anniversary

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November 28, 2013
Can everybody succeed?When I listened to John Tomsett speak about his whole-school growth mindset approach at #TLT13, I…View Post

Can everybody succeed?

When I listened to John Tomsett speak about his whole-school growth mindset approach at #TLT13, I…

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November 18, 2013
KS2, KS4, Level 6 and Progress 8 - who do we appreciate?In 2016, secondary schools will be held accountable to a new set of measures including Progress 8…View Post

KS2, KS4, Level 6 and Progress 8 - who do we appreciate?

In 2016, secondary schools will be held accountable to a new set of measures including Progress 8…

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November 3, 2013
The end of courseworkor…What’s assessment for anyway? 
When I took my GCSEs in English and English Literature (in 1991)…View Post

The end of coursework

or…What’s assessment for anyway? 

When I took my GCSEs in English and English Literature (in 1991)…

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October 31, 2013
Using performance tables as a lever for changeLeague Tables – how far can they drive school policy?
One of the strategies used by the current…View Post

Using performance tables as a lever for change

League Tables – how far can they drive school policy?

One of the strategies used by the current…

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October 21, 2013
#TLT13: Great Teaching - Your WayThis blog outlines my session at #TLT13, which in itself was a version of the CPD programme we ran…View Post

#TLT13: Great Teaching - Your Way

This blog outlines my session at #TLT13, which in itself was a version of the CPD programme we ran…

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October 5, 2013
Assessment in the new National Curriculum - what we’re doingEarlier in the year I blogged about the removal of levels from the national curriculum. I ended…View Post

Assessment in the new National Curriculum - what we’re doing

Earlier in the year I blogged about the removal of levels from the national curriculum. I ended…

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September 26, 2013
What is the purpose of education?This month’s #blogsync topic invites idealism. So, here are my ideals:
Individuality
Firstly, I…View Post

What is the purpose of education?

This month’s #blogsync topic invites idealism. So, here are my ideals:

Individuality

Firstly, I…

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September 25, 2013
#EngchatUK: the importance of oracyI will be hosting an #EngchatUK on Monday 30th September. The focus of the chat will be oracy and…View Post

#EngchatUK: the importance of oracy

I will be hosting an #EngchatUK on Monday 30th September. The focus of the chat will be oracy and…

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September 14, 2013
Bullying, Blame and Behaviour Management: what Educating Yorkshire can teach usAs I hoped I would in an earlier post on this blog, I am really enjoying Educating Yorkshire. The…View Post

Bullying, Blame and Behaviour Management: what Educating Yorkshire can teach us

As I hoped I would in an earlier post on this blog, I am really enjoying Educating Yorkshire. The…

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September 7, 2013
Assembly - Grit and Flow

My assembly this week is hugely indebted to Alex Quigley‘s excellent blog post Winning Ugly: The Secrets of ‘Gritty’ Teaching and Learning, and to David Didau‘s Grand Unified Theory of Mastery.If you haven’t read either of these, I can’t recommend them…

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September 4, 2013
Representations of teachers on TVI know I am not the only one to have noticed the sheer number of school-based programmes on TV…View Post

Representations of teachers on TV

I know I am not the only one to have noticed the sheer number of school-based programmes on TV…

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August 20, 2013
The importance of enjoymentI know that it is a fool’s errand to try and argue with anything that Old Andrewsays, for fear of…View Post

The importance of enjoyment

I know that it is a fool’s errand to try and argue with anything that Old Andrewsays, for fear of…

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