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27
Jul

Is it time for a teacher fair workload charter?

I recently read an article about a fair workload charter, written by Nottingham's Education Improvement Board, which set out the following...

25
Jul

What is the recipe for a successful school?

As I prepared my daily breakfast smoothie this morning, I was struck by the similarities between creating a quality smoothie, and a quality school lesson. It occurred to me how...

20
Jul

Improve teacher workload with effective assessment

How accurate are teacher assessments in your school? How do you know? Do standardised test results correlate with formative judgements? Effective assessment needs to be...

18
Jul

How can you reduce teacher workload in your school?

Teaching has always been demanding. Teachers have an inbuilt caring mechanism, and will move mountains to see their pupils achieve their full potential. But with increased...

13
Jul

How to improve pupil progress by flipping learning

Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which 'teaching' moves from the normal classroom learning space to the individual learning space. The classroom is then...

11
Jul

Simple questions about assessment in your school

Teachers are super computers. They constantly process information and take multitasking to a new level. A school is filled with processes and teachers have internalised these...

06
Jul

How can you attract the best teachers to your school?

In the wake of the recruitment crisis, it's harder than ever for schools to find good teachers. Excessive workload and ever-demanding performance measures are leading to some...