Second, we are still developing the use of @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool investigating the within question and inter-class variations in assessment. Identifying areas for re-teaching, to address misunderstanding or address learning blind spots and opportunities for teacher collaboration. Why don’t you join us? I say us, that is, Paul Kearley (Curriculum Leader for Science at The Wellington Academy) and I, at our sessions at #TLT15 in October.
I not sure how, or when, I stumbled upon World Teacher Day. With five schools, here and in China, I took it as an opportunity to connect the Wellington Family of Schools and to celebrate and thank our staff. Cressida Henderson (Assistant Headteacher at Wellington College) and I discussed a range of opportunities to celebrate / thank our staff and we agreed messages from pupils were more .... Read more and bookmark.
Week three was a planned blur. Week four has provided a number of break throughs’ for a number of individual pupils and for our mentally as a class. Twenty lessons in, I continue to reinforce The Academy’s RESPECT Ethos and our high class expectations. I am pleased to report that our class are adopting many of the elements of RESPECT in their learning, particularly Teamwork, .... Read more and bookmark.
Safeguarding, SEND and personalized provision remains a professional learning focus. Working with both our Senior Student Welfare Officer and Director of Personalised Learning, I am beginning to develop a wider appreciation of the incredibly important work they undertake. Next week I am visiting an Alternative Provision provider. What I have I learnt so far? Safeguarding and child .... Read more and bookmark.
I would like to publically thank Sara Spivey, Headteacher at Springfield School. The week following an unsuccessful the interview this summer term, Sara afforded me the time to offer sincere honest, challenging, supportive and evidenced feedback. That feedback has had time to percolate, I have had time to consider her viewpoint to which I am now trying to apply myself. It was important .... Read more and bookmark.