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An inconvenient truth? The surplus model of school improvement - David Didau

Schools often seem to be run on a ‘deficit model‘: “this attributes scepticism or hostility to a lack of understanding, resulting from a lack of …

Classroom Activity – Choices

Stepping away from observational judgements by @TeacherTookit

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p><b>Conundrum:</b> If we are to truly move away from (one-off) lesson observation judgements – particularly, on teachers of individual …

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Dealing with Day-to-day Differentiation

This week I ran a session on differentiation with our NQTs. I felt it was a good, open session where we could all share some ideas and describe the …

This much I know about…loving the job again

I have been a teacher for 25 years, a Headteacher for 10 years and, at the age of 49, this much I know about loving the job again.<p><b>I do like a good</b> …

School Development Planning at KEGS

Writing a School Development Plan is a process most, if not all, schools engage in. It might be an ‘improvement’ plan. At KEGS we’ve been trying to …

Leadership Lessons from Geese

I made this presentation for an assembly a couple of years ago.<p>I have since discovered several identical versions on the internet.. but this was my …

Hunting English

Top Ten Tips for Behaviour Management<p>Most of my posts are about teaching strategies, the curriculum or the odd political rant. I have written very …

Closing the Gap Marking – Twilight CPD

As part of our twilight INSET programme this year I am delivering a CPD session on marking. It’s a great opportunity to bring together lots of ideas …

Assembly ideas and materials

Here are some materials to stimulate reflection and discussion in assemblies:<p><b>“Merci!” by Christine Rabette.</b><br>A 5 minute video without dialogue. It …

Evaluating Teaching and Learning: The Departmental Review

One of the key issues for us, as it is in any school, is to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is as good as it can be. This requires …

RT @HeadofEnglish: “@ChrisMoyse: Each teacher has a self generated focus for development which is displayed so we can match up http://t.co/…

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm…

Last month, the wonderful Jill Berry tweeted me the above. This got me thinking about things I used to do in my own teaching, that I’ve now ditched. …