#GrowingGrit Assembly

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Share this: 6This week I get to do one of my favourite activities: giving assemblies to over the week to each year group.  It really is a privilege to speak to all of the students and many staff over the week. The theme this week was linked to the #GrowingGrit project and was co delivered […]

A week in the life of……

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Share this: 6 It’s recruitment season and I know that some readers will be considering taking the step to senior leadership. Your perspective will change and it’s different having to leave the subject behind in order to look at whole school developments.  Often, I get to the end of a whirlwind of a week and […]

Looking in on learning: a six step cycle

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Share this: 6 Trying to take the temperature of how teaching and learning is going is no simple task. This is mainly because there are many proxies for learning and that learning takes place over long periods of time, rather than within observable, neat chunks. This post has come about after a conversation with my […]

Post 1000 and 10 years of blogging: #growinggrit, an update and challenge

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Share this: 6 Well. Blimey. It’s been ten years of blogging. Ten years from this rather pants post  (together with an horrendous selfie – what was I thinking?!). Ten years and I still haven’t made a proper site. 10 years of poor grammar, spelling and typos. Well, actually, it was 10 years a couple of weeks […]

It’s TeachMeet #GAConf17 time!

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Share this: 6 Apologies for putting this here rather than the TM wiki, but the storage limit has been reached there! Following the success of TeachMeet #GAConf16 , we are proud to present the 2017 TeachMeet Proudly Sponsored by: Exact location to be confirmed but will be at the University of Surrey, Guildford. Followed by informal […]

So, you’re designated safeguarding lead. 7 lessons I’ve learnt so far.

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Share this: 6 In the 15 years that I’ve been teaching, I’ve been given many roles. Since September 2016 I’ve been the school’s designated safeguarding lead. This post shares some reflections, one term into the role, with the aim that others in the same situation may find it useful.No training ever prepares you fully. Like […]

Growing grit: a plan that doesn’t involve the classroom

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Share this: 6 I believe that the most important time in school is in the classroom and that teaching and learning is at the heart of all school decisions. However, I am also an advocate of extra-curricular provision and outdoor education, in particular the ability of expeditions to develop personal attributes in young people. Indeed, […]