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Becoming an Assistant Headteacher

  As I enter my final week as an Assistant Headteacher, I’ve begun to reflect upon my leadership journey, which, over the last six years has been somewhat of a ‘roller-coaster’. Inspired by a colleague who recently wrote a blog titled ‘How to be a Head of Faculty’ who interestingly, from September, will be stepping … Continue reading

Professional Learning; A fresh approach to CPD

  “If we stand still, we are already going backwards”   A new academic year brings with it a new approach to professional learning. As leader of Teaching, Learning and CPD I always feel slight pressure and a big responsibility at this time of the year, pressure in the sense that, am I offering a model … Continue reading

Bringing The Real World Into Learning – Presentation

Here’s my presentation which supported my seminar at BETT on Wednesday 21st January 2015. I would like to thank everyone who attended and I sincerely hope you enjoyed it. Bringing The Real World Into Learning – Synopsis Like many teachers and school leaders in the UK, and I would assume in other countries across the … Continue reading

The role of MOOCs in schools – do they have their place?

I’ve become increasingly interested in the evolution of ‘MOOCs’ as they emerge, branded as the potential future of education, but do they have a role in schools? I thought I’d share my views as I look into this at my School. Probably one of the most significant developments in education in recent years, MOOCs (massive open online … Continue reading

Turning ideas into reality using Apps

Personally at times I have been frustrated, as have my students, from getting their ‘blue sky’ ideas into something more tangible, such as a working prototype.  Over the last few years it has felt quite impossible at times that if you don’t have any specific technical/design skills it’s always difficult  to make things happen. However, now it may be a lot easier … Continue reading

Promoting Literacy using ICT

I’ve been experimenting with creative stratgeies to promote literacy within my lessons. I should point out that I’m not an English teacher, however, the promotion and reinforcement of literacy should be, in  my opinion a priority across the whole educational diet of every student at all ages.  Subject specific Key words/technical language/wordwalls aside, I’ve been … Continue reading

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