As an ex-volunteer in the Voluntary Services Overseas, working in Nigeria in 1997, the VSO holds a very special place in my career.
Throughout my teaching career, traditional methods, as well as active learning and student-centred approaches have been at the centre of the classroom, the methodologies and the policies. Thinking, discussing, interacting, problem-solving… Continue reading
This week I spoke in three key stage 3 assemblies at school. Continue reading
Today, I delivered one of my first CPD sessions to all teaching staff at my school. This blog shares the key headlines and the resource in full. Continue reading
This is a short blog, reflecting on the first 3 weeks as a Deputy Headteacher. Continue reading
In Dr. Matt O’Leary’s first blog, he asked; “if teachers are so used to being observed, why should it be a big bone of contention?” Continue reading
Ofsted published an updated version of the School Inspection Handbook on 31st July 2014. This replaces the April 2014 version and also the Subsidiary Guidance (April 2014). This blog is for classroom teachers only and not for any other area of Ofsted inspections. Continue reading