Tag Archives: Primary

So what is GBL?

Yesterday I attended #tmplay at Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire which was organised by Mike McSharry and Emma Dawson.  I am a great fan of teachmeets and, as usual, it was a treat to meet old friends and make new ones. You can see all of the presentati0ns here which were filmed by Sarah McSharry. As ever the […]

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Models of derision

This morning I woke to the news that the new Head of OFSTED, Michael Wilshaw, had made another new pronouncement on the quality of teaching and leadership. One section from the Sunday Telegraph article included Sir Michael Wilshaw said he wanted “less tolerance of poor leadership,” adding “everything flows from poor leadership, that just has […]

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Gove’s speech at BETT

    This morning I awoke to the news on Radio Four that Michael Gove had a significant announcement to make at the BETT show in London around the teaching of ICT.  I always find it interesting when Gove talks about ICT because the first eighteen months of his tenure as Secretary of State have […]

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The Plenary

I took part in a discussion on Twitter in response to posts by Kevin McLaughlin who was describing his approach to teaching in 2012 where 2012 will be the year that my planning is based on what every child in my class wants to learn, open classroom learning and no timetable. Kevin is an inspirational teacher […]

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Review of 2011

This is my third year of blogging and I have now managed to review two of those three years. At the time that I started blogging I had just moved from a post as Deputy Headteacher of a large  Primary in Nottinghamshire to  a post as a Literacy Regional Adviser in the National Strategies. A few […]

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Training day

On the 5th September, 2011 I delivered a team development day for the team I am lucky enough to  work with in Lincolnshire. I had been asked to look at Web 2.0 applications, blogging, tweeting and other things of which they should be aware. The team covers all areas of Primary support and so there will […]

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Kidsmeet Blackpool

Yesterday Kidsmeet Blackpool took place at Hawes Side Primary School and I thought that people would be interested to hear about it.         The explanation of a Kidsmeet on the official site is KidsMeet is a concept developed from the success of TeachMeet. KidsMeet events provide children with the opportunity to speak about […]

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Great local CPD

At Teachmeet last week I talked about the importance of people working to collaborate and share good practice become even more important this year. In England (as well as many other countries) the education community finds itself in austere times and so Continuing Professional Development opportunities may well become less available due to lack of […]

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Teachmeet Takeover

This week I am presenting at Teachmeet Takeover on Friday afternoon. These are the slides and links I will be using: Tweeting with Giraffes – Teachmeet takeover on Prezi Using Voicethread – excellent example from Heathfield Community Primary School in Bolton. Another excellent example from LEEP in Australia I then will show a video of […]

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2011

A Happy New Year to all of my regular visitors and any newcomers to my blog. It will be a year which, I suspect, will see a change in the style and tone of my postings. So here we are into the second decade of the 21st century and a time of real change within […]

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