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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...

Cognitive Load Theory

Cognitive Load Theory by Nicola Gunton Having delivered the Twilight INSET on based Memorable Teaching by Peps Mccrea and working with an NQT I have become more interested in cognitive load. In the INSET session I introduced this idea by having a written task to read...

Should we be grouping students by attainment?

There has long been unclear evidence as to the impact of grouping by attainment. Many of us can probably recall some evidence that setting only benefits students in the top groups and can have a detrimental effect on the lower sets. But where did this research come...

Developing Differentiation in English

Over the course of this year, a small group of English teachers have been working together to develop strategies for differentiation in English. We met last week to share some of our experiences and to think about how we can continue to develop our work in this area....

Reading and SMSC – The importance of developing an empathetic response

    Reading has been described as 'a gateway into another world' and for many students their world view is indeed shaped by the books that they read. This year's Whole School Read, 'The Bone Sparrow' is set in a refugee camp in Australia and follows  the plight of...

Marking policy

A key focus for the Professional Learning Team in 2018 has been research and development of a new whole-school marking policy. The driver has been to take the latest research into marking and feedback and apply this to deliver the best outcomes for students. A second...

Punctuation Matters – Part 2

We all agree that punctuation matters. Without it, meanings are lost and ideas are unclear. As teachers we need to model the correct use of punctuation, and teach our students how to punctuate their writing accurately. Here's a handy guide to punctuation: Punctuation...

Punctuation Matters

Why does punctuation matter? Here's Edgar Allan Poe reflecting on the point of punctuation: That punctuation is important all agree; but how few comprehend the extent of its importance! The writer who neglects punctuation, or mis-punctuates, is liable to be...

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