October 2, 2016
Whether you are planning for Estyn or for the categorisation, you need to integrate all the elements of your school life into one document.
When 'things fall through the cracks', you either need to run a SCRUM or a Kanban board. If you do not, then the quality calendar...
How do your subject leaders promote independent learning? Do they have a systematic approach? Do they integrate it at the planning stage? How effective is it?
Could an SLT learning walk focus on independent work during carousel-type lesso...
Focus on strand 2 and improve achievement.
Knowing how to store data is a useful technical skill. Knowing how to collaborate is a life-enhancing skill.
Can subject leaders identify the specific tasks in their scheme of work which will require pupils t...
First things first: Do fewer things better and do not forget the obvious
Engaging parents is a national priority
Engaging parents makes sense to increase some pupils’ life chances
Possible initial steps:
Clear the first hurdle and check your entran...
The focus has been on the SER and SDP/SIP for a while but they answer the priorities of so many stakeholders (Welsh Government, Consortia) that they sometimes miss key elements.
Possible next steps:
subject leaders to present on no more than an A4:
Make sure nothing falls through the cracks
Make the decision-making inclusive
Ensure accountability lines are clearly understood
Using a Kanban board requires a culture change as it will impact how you communicate in your school. Once in p...
The following sentences have been doing the rounds in the social media recently.
2. "Thank you"
3. "Tell me more"
4. "I'm proud of you"
5. "What do you think?"
6. "It's your call"
7. "You're doing great"
8. "We're all in this together"
9. "I trust you"
10. "I'm sorry...
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Grit may be good- but it isn’t enough for success
The 9 things every teacher should know (In 3 words: Care, think, reflect)
Why I am a convert to the power of homework (Bad homework is bad...
September 8, 2016
A considerable amount of money is spent on staff training. Whether this is having an impact is doubtful as training rarely changes behaviour.
This is because:
* bad training focus on covering the back of the business rather than empowering individuals;
* good training del...
August 4, 2016
The Indian market has been amazingly successful in meeting the demands of its internal market.
The middle class is raising expectations and enabling competition to drive product development.
The good product does not satisfy a need anymore, it must also have an emotion...
Many academies do not make one good MAT
Business: grow over 20 staff and learn the new rules
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