Key Takeaways from Strictly RE

It’s difficult to decide if CPD has been useful or not, until you reflect on what it is that you will take away from it. Sometimes that manifests itself in things you can instantly use in the classroom, but it can be much subtler than this. Conversations with other delegates, being with a professional community […]

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Preparation, planning, and taking a little time to stop and evaluate – Joy Court talks to Alison Tarrant

SHARED PRACTICE Highlighting the benefits of preparation, planning, and taking a little time to stop and evaluate – Joy Court talks to Alison Tarrant. In synergy with my latest Hot Topic (I’m a School Librarian, and I’m worth it!), I persuaded 2016 Honour List librarian Alison Tarrant (read her citation here ) from Cambourne Village College […]

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Supporting School Improvement through Lesson Study

Di spoke on developing great teaching through Lesson Study at Oxford University Press’ Developing Great Teaching Conference in London on 23rd June, hosted in collaboration with the Teacher Development Trust, NAHT and NAHT Edge. Here she follows up her seminar. You’ll find a selection of resources and videos from the day on our website. ‘A systematic and integrated approach to staff development, that focuses on the professional learning of […]

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What does the Commission on Assessment without Levels say … and not say? Part 1

17th September saw the publication of the final assessment information from the DFE. This included the following: The Final Report of the Commission on Assessment without Levels The Government’s Response to the Commission’s Final Report Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks for end of Key Stage 1 and end of Key Stage 2 In the next two blog posts we will attempt to give you a brief overview of what the information contained and what impact this information will […]

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Opportunities

190 million questions were answered during the 2015 Language Perfect Championship. As I mentioned in my previous post, Education Perfect promised to donate money to help people in Nepal for every student that achieved a Gold Award this year, so here is an update on #GoldForNepal!  More than 5,000 students received Gold and Elite awards […]

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