Category: #Success


Puffin Live, or so we thought

I understand the necessity for “rapid” progress however I am equally keen to anchor our progress on durable education practice and for me, there are few more important responsibilities than developing reading abilities. Instilling a love of reading a by-product. In a week where reading for pleasure was reported to offer a 14.4% advantage in vocabulary, a 9.9%…
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14 Sep ’13 0

Defeat, failure, falling and winning

Defeat. Failure. Falling on your face, falling on your arse, are the only things that teach you how to win. – Kevin Spacey The final words of the Andy Murray documentary.

23 Jun ’13 0


Never say never. Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion – Michael Jordan Michael Jordan quote from his speech upon being enshrined to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. There are only a few MJ quotes I have missed. Boy did I miss this one.

29 Apr ’13 0

Inspirational speaker – Jay Young

This Friday’s Year 11 ‘Drive to the finish line’ assembly was led by an inspirational young man, former elite gymnast and aspiring stuntman, Jay Young. Just two years on, and following eleven months of gruelling physiotherapy, Jay is commanding the respect and attention of our Year 11 students. Not a whisper could be heard in the theatre as…
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28 Apr ’13 0

15 to win

Nearly 10 years ago my recaps starter involved 16 numbers cards, stuck to the whiteboard with blue tac. Underneath, drawn on the whiteboard, 9 Qs or questions, 3 stars, 4 blank spaces. Back in the day the students pulled off a card to reveal a Q, a star or a blank. Each question, correctly answered, are worth 1…
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15 Apr ’13 0

7en live poetry

Our final lesson of the unit, time to give the students a little freedom.

21 Mar ’13 0