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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sandringham Numeracy Key Concepts

A collection of one-slide descriptions of common mathematical techniques that are used across the curriculum. These describe the way that the concept is taught by the Maths department at Sandringham, so that other subject...

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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...

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