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How to make a memorable end of term assembly for all: 

How do you engage a five year old while delivering a thought provoking message to an eighteen year old at the same time? How do you deliver a Christmas assembly even though not all your students celebrate Christmas?  Continue reading “How to make a memorable end of term assembly for all: “

Ten days as a new Head Teacher

Not one to say no to an opportunity in my personal and my professional career, I took on my first Headship in a new school two weeks ago.  Continue reading “Ten days as a new Head Teacher”

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Do international schools value quality teaching and learning?

The last day of the academic year and the last day at my second international school – it’s always the same – you’re wrapping up the year, clearing your office, delivering lessons, assemblies, planning for September and so on…you think you are in control and then boom! The final hour is here! Continue reading “Do international schools value quality teaching and learning?”

One of my most important teaching strategies – smiling!

Within seconds of getting out of my car I’ve smiled and said “good morning” to a colleague, by the time I’ve walked to my office at 07:00 I’ve smiled and spoken with three early bird students.  Continue reading “One of my most important teaching strategies – smiling!”

Lesson study 2016 – reflection

Having now been through one full lesson study I can confidently say that this CPD pathway has certainly bought advantages to our teachers and our school. Would I do lesson study again? Most definitely. Continue reading “Lesson study 2016 – reflection”

Are my students actually learning?

The most effective way to test student understanding is to do it while the lesson’s still going. Take advantage of the moment. Continue reading “Are my students actually learning?”

#15MinForum: Engaging their minds

As a trainee teacher on placement and often for most NQT’s the number of behaviour strategies you have in your toolkit is crucial. To have a variety of techniques to use depending on the student or students you are dealing with, the situation and environment is key to the amount of teaching and learning that takes place in your environment.  Continue reading “#15MinForum: Engaging their minds”

Teaching the teachers

Six of our outstanding practitioners taught a lesson to highlight assessment for learning strategies and examples of how to check for progress and understanding. Continue reading “Teaching the teachers”

#15MinForum: Stay exam stress free

Head of Year 11 Anthony Faulkner is leading on the intervention across his year group and was keen to share some of his knowledge and research on revision strategies and their impact on student progress. Continue reading “#15MinForum: Stay exam stress free”

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