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Sandagogy’s mission is simple. We aim to bring together the best learning and teaching ideas in an accessible format to make best practice easy and achievable for all. At Sandagogy, you will find inspiring ideas, blogs, resources and the support you need to achieve great learning in your classrooms.

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Looking forward to presenting at my first ever #GAConf19. Summarising key ideas from work @SandResearch & @SandGeogt.co/7bm4MPa6qu

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Supporting Success – Goal Setting

Liz Kelly discusses the approach that the Visual Arts team takes in setting personalised goals for their learners: Exploring principles of motivation, we have been exploring methods of setting up student success and considering how success can be effectively rewarded...

Let’s Think English

Athena Pitsillis offers an introduction to a programme designed to develop cognition in English based on Vygotsky and Piaget developed by King's College London: Let’s Think English (LTE) is a programme developed from the Cognitive Acceleration for Science (CASE) and...

Literacy Update – Spring 2019

See the report below from Kelly Bulbeck for the latest updates on Literacy at Sandringham, including work on The Vocabulary Gap, our rollout of Literacy Ladders and a research project with Herts for Learning on Reading...

Realising the potential of technology in Education

Two recent publications have given a renewed impetus for the controlled and sensible use of technology in schools: 1. The Education Endowment Foundation published their four recommendations on using digital technology in education...

SEND Strategy Bookmarks

Our SEND department have created a set of bookmarks for teachers that help to demystify common SEND conditions and provide some simple to use strategies to support students. These are designed to be printed double-sided and laminated, as per the picture...

eLearning – Thinking about Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and our teaching practice

Bloom’s Taxonomy, developed in the 1950’s, expressed thinking and learning through a set of concepts that begin with lower order thinking skills and build to higher order thinking skills. The initial phraseology of Bloom’s Taxonomy had six levels, beginning with...

Quick quizzes

I was reminded of this idea, whilst observing a lesson. A great starter is a quick quiz with up to 10 questions for students to answer. This helps students to remember what they were learning about in the last lesson and help them begin to make their framework for...

Designing and Evaluating Innovative Mobile Pedagogies – UK Schools Launch

One of the biggest challenges in teaching with an eLearning approach is knowing what are effective pedagogies to use once the basics of technology and software have been overcome. Providing the answers to this question is the goal of the DEIMP project - an Erasmus+...

Inclusion is our T&L Focus this year

For 2018-19 academic year, our focus is upon Inclusion. We have reorganised to try to integrate the support given for SEND, Pupil Premium, Children Looked After and High Starters (Gifted and Talented). The idea is to maximise the potential for every child, surely the...

Sandringham CPD Teach Meet 2018

Here are some of the thoughts and resources from the Sandringham summer Teach Meet on 26th June 2018 Karen Paul - Opening presentation and launch of the Sandringham Learning Journal Presentation for Teach Meet Rich Davis - Prioritising Pastoral In the Prioritising...

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