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Why SchooliP?

7 months ago I wrote an endorsement for SchooliP, about our first impressions of their product and shared that with the team. Back in early December we had invested approximately 30 hours of staff time getting to know SchooliP and we could already begin to forecast its value to our organisation; lesson observations – definitely, improving and supporting teaching – definitely, PRP .... Read more and bookmark.


Shared SMSC Calendar

Right, so I have built SMSC calendar compiler in Excel. Simply add the dates, the category (SMSC) and the events in one worksheet… And it is compiled in the second worksheet as a calendar. Change the month, it updates. Here is the link to the hosted version. Add generic dates we could all do with promoting, such as World Book Day, faith dates, Remembrance Day and so forth. Don’t .... Read more and bookmark.


A rather RACI #Edfest

Look, I will be brutally honest with you, there was very little that was raci “racey” about my #Educationfest though there was a good deal that was of value and two, as yet, unanswered questions. RACI was just an acronym I picked up and it made for a much more intriguing post title. The very fact I bothered at all, implies to me at least, that I am a better writer (and English .... Read more and bookmark.

Leadership vision

Wellington Leadership Institute

Our invitation to our first leadership seminar shows benefits of being part of a “team.” The growing family of Wellington schools, now six, now enabling more centralised training and collaboration (though understandable that the Chinese school weren’t present this time), under the umbrella of Wellington Leadership Institute. Founded on the core values of Wellington College: .... Read more and bookmark.

Making Sense of Data - overview

Data in schools – overview

During most half terms, I try and set aside a morning to update the “Making Sense of Data 0.9.6” booklet. Frustratingly, I still haven’t completed a “final first release 1.0″ as I can not seem to keep up with ever changing Government policy. This summer hopefully… Last Wednesday I was posed a very interesting question, How, or perhaps where, do you see .... Read more and bookmark.

Bright future ahead

The final few minutes…

Leavers assembly… The final few minutes of twelve plus years in compulsory education. In this past seventeen months [the time I have been at The Academy], this is what I have observed? Here at The Wellington Academy, staff don’t want you to be just great students, staff want so much more than that, so much more for you. The Academy has presented you with excess of opportunity, and so .... Read more and bookmark.