Tag: achievement

BELONG - RESPECT - ACHIEVE - ASPIRE

Achievement-wellbeing trade-off

New research shows that there is little correlation between pupil happiness and their grade performance. That conclusion may seem counterintuitive to educationalists, that said, the report was written by an economist. The reports position is that on average, traditional, teacher-centred methods are more effective from a learning perspective than the progressive ‘child-centred’ teaching methods widely…
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16 Nov ’18 0

Knowing our students

Significant accountability*, curriculum and assessment reform is impacting upon our schools. There is barely pause for breath before adding careers guidance reform, the SEN Code of Practice, [breathe] pay and conditions reform is front with centre and capital funding rarely removed from the review / todo list. It is reassuring that government is engaging “closely and constructively with the profession…
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29 Oct ’14 0

Boys achievement

Sticking on the ‘narrowing the gap’ agenda I created a poster for the staffroom and staff work areas. Again, help yourself. The resoultion is should be sufficient for an A4 poster. The quote is adapted from the most recent DFE Statistical First Release ‘GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics in England 2011-12.’    …
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29 Mar ’13 0

23 Strategies for raising boys’ achievement with and without Triptico

We are just about to launch Triptico Plus to the schools teaching community. Despite just a handful of teachers being formally introduced to Triptico (note the lack of plus), I am not surprised by how many staff have ushered in the new networked Triptico Plus version complete with ‘load from cloud’ option and a handful of extra app. The release of Triptico is…
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28 Mar ’13 2

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

Aspice Porro 12-13

At the start of each new year, I look back at the year just past, and look forward to the year ahead. I like to reflect on how closely the year matched my expectations and hold myself accountable for my actions. The past four years of my career neatly filed away under the page category…
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29 Aug ’12 0