Tag: progress


Endless learning curve

As teachers we are also on the lookout for inspiring self development comments. I don’t think they come much better than this. The legendary cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he continued to practice at age 90. “Because I think I’m making progress,” he replied. As poignant as it is simple.

10 May ’14 0

Leading achievement and progress

I would be very surprised if a school leader who is leading achievement and progress, reflected, and suggested that their role was dull. Yes, I spend a good deal of time preparing and exploring data sets, however, its how I see the connections between these data sets up, seek out opportunities for student progress that is…
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17 Nov ’12 0

Proving pupil progress, testing the learning temperature

Being able to prove that pupil are making progress in our lessons has been a focus on our professional development at our school for most of this year. In my mind, it is one the most important things we need to be able to do well as teachers, not only for that lone professional assertively clasping a well…
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13 Jun ’12 3


This afternoon I had a very positive conversation with Lilian Soon from textwall.co.uk. In a nutshell textwall.co.uk it’s a response system where responders text, email, webpost their responses. Think Twitterfall for texting. Lilian gave me access to a sandbox account and I had a really good nose round. I was pleasantly surprised. There are three…
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1 Feb ’12 2

Proving Pupil Progress with Claire Gadsby

A morning of performance management interviews was followed by a short coffee break, 2 minutes basking in the amazing late autumn heatwave, before all staff made their way to the main hall to take part in Claire Gadsby’s ‘Demonstrating Pupil Progress to OFSTED and Other Stakeholders,’ seminar. Introduced by our principal as inspirational speaker, Claire…
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