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31
Aug

Lessons that inspire pupils

What was your favourite subject? Mine was History. I’ve always had a vivid imagination, and history always ignited it for me. Being able to conjure up images of Victorian...

29
Aug

Engage parents with effective communication

Successful schools create partnerships with parents. They spend time and effort developing links. They do so, because they realise the key role parents play in supporting pupil...

24
Aug

Do we trust our pupils?

I’m lucky enough to get to visit lots of schools. During these visits, I’m repeatedly amazed by how different teachers foster independence within their pupils. In foundation...

22
Aug

Do we let pupils embrace technology?

Do we let pupils embrace technology? 

The world around us is changing at an amazing rate. This is well demonstrated by the YouTube video Shift happens. While some people...

18
Aug

The value of a good teacher

Successful schools realise that the relationships they foster are their key to success. A cohesive staff team is crucial, but so too are teachers who understand, engage, and...

15
Aug

Are we accurately measuring progress ?

When the concept of Life After Levels came along, so too did an opportunity to free ourselves. An opportunity to free ourselves from the shackles of progress monitoring through...

10
Aug

Finding the time to teach

I had my 10-year-old nephew come to stay with me during the school holidays. He enjoys school but, according to the school and his parents, he has 'fallen behind' with reading....

08
Aug

How to support exhausted teachers

Teaching is said to be one of the most rewarding careers. A job that allows us to inspire, to engage, and to motivate. A teacher is a guardian, and a role model. To teach, is...

03
Aug

Tablet technology in schools – the future? Or the past?

Tablets in schools. Are we using them? No. But they’re the best paperweights money can buy. Rewind a year or two, and this was the reality that, unfortunately, was regularly...

01
Aug

What makes a good pupil tracking system?

Pupil tracking allows teachers and parents to better understand where a student is in their development. This is achieved by clearly identifying the pupil’s strengths and areas...