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Homework @SheliBB

A highly contentious issue, homework matters have made me groan inwardly, grit my teeth and smile on many occasion. From complaints of too much, too little, or the lack of spellings, to the families who ask for more, but neglect to ‘hear’ their children read, I take the criticisms and try my best to do something about it.

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Testing Times

I went into Waterstones the other day.  I was supposed to be buying my mum a birthday present, but, as is my wont, I happened into a book shop as I just happened to be passing.  1,079 more words

Motherhood

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Teachers on Twitter by @TeacherToolkit

Training company CPD for Teachers have released a beta version of their ‘Bring a Teacher to Twitter’, which makes it quick and easy for UK teachers to find good people to follow for their subject specialism and get straight into conversations about UK education.

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An Inclusive Education

Concerns about the wellbeing of our education system persist regardless of the Easter break.

Following a meeting in the House of Commons earlier this month, a letter appeared in the Guardian calling for a “change of direction” for our schools. 1,207 more words

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Teaching and Learning Leaders

Dylan Wiliam’s quote has become totemic for many teachers and school leaders as a driver for good quality CPD, and I am no exception. So much so, that we are reorganising our approach to CPD across the whole school in September, using teaching and learning leaders appointed from within our existing staff body. 1,013 more words

Leadership

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Should there be a place for face to face (Department of Education and OFSTED compare and contrast)

Have a look at the two responses below to the question of consultation. The first is from OFSTED:

The second is from the a Department for Education: 120 more words

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The importance of play....

Another excellent day of break. The children played in the garden, enjoying the beautiful weather.

I discussed the importance of children just ‘being’ yesterday.

Letting children play and use their imaginations is a vital part of the growing up process. 326 more words

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