Category: #Success

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Parents are partners – The importance of sleep

Being a parent of a Secondary student for the first time this term, has been an insightful experience for me as a teacher. Like many parents we are experiencing new parenting duties, sometimes less responsibility, sometimes more, conundrums and dilemmas. Do we intervene? Do we let him learn the hard way? With the four most…
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26 Oct ’19 0

Sunday trefoil 13.10.19

I am sticking to my Sunday trefoil. Three learning, reflective moments from the past week worth sharing. This week, monstrous world records, school improvement top ten and #BrewEd signpost. There is an assembly in there somewhere. Self-discipline for sure. Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds this weekend! Okay, not officially, but…
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13 Oct ’19 0

A pound of performance

In for a penny, in for a pound, here is an opportunity for learners to think, innovative, be creative, collaborate, or not, present and exhibit, and tell a story. Let me present the concept and let’s see where we can take it. With no small attribution to Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 Ted Talk – Schools…
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31 Mar ’19 0

Drive to the finish line

GCSE exams typically begin around the second week in May 2019. Whatever your standpoint on booster sessions or Easter revision programmes, do whatever “little extra” it is that you do. Me, I find interesting stories and I write assembly. Shortly after I joined The Wellington Academy in January 2013, I was asked told to lead…
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27 Mar ’19 0

Applying for a new job? Benefit from 500 years of teacher experience?

Based on BBC II! Snog Marry Avoid I presented the responses from a minimum of 50 teachers, on a series of co-collaborated education based questions. Each response is the prefixed with an opening word stem, but instead of “snog, marry, avoid,” it is “always, sometimes, never.” For example; What to do, when your colleague enters…
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10 Mar ’19 0

Hard graft and gratitude… Tom Roger

A few lessons learnt this week, tying in with #teachwellfest, recognition and gratitude. Learning most days in school leadership, from colleagues and those with plenty more school leadership experience than I have. Have spare neutral cards at your disposal so that you can leave a personal message for a colleague, when you are caught off…
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23 Jun ’18 0