4th September 2018 Today my elder grand daughter , Alice, will experience her first day in Reception. She was born in March 2014, the year that the “new” National Curriculum came into being in September. When she was three months old I was asked … [Read more...] about A plea from the heart! (For all the children starting school this September.)
The ever popular, termly, Leadership Networks, hosted by Inspir-ed, (C.A.S.E in the Bath and NE Somerset area and Keeping A Level Head that serves schools down in the Somerset Levels) will complete another academic year this term. If you have never … [Read more...] about Local Networks keep you up to date if you choose wisely.
New training available from Inspir.ed In her report (November 2016, Teaching Schools Council) Dame Reena Keeble cited the research she engaged in to determine key features of Effective Primary Practice which states clearly the importance of … [Read more...] about Creating the Conditions for Deep Learning
Are you informed about tracking pupil progress? “We do what we can to make sense of learning and give it value. Learning is complicated and when we try to simplify it and reduce it to some kind of code for recording purposes we begin to lose the … [Read more...] about Mind the gap! Busting the progress myth.
Inspir.ed has had a busy academic year so far, expanding support and challenge work with schools across the SW and latterly working with an English School in Lanzarote! Combining the INSET with a bit of sightseeing and photography was a real treat … [Read more...] about NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2017
It is not often I put up two Newsletters in the same term. Time available simply does not allow it!! However the work I am currently engaged in with my schools, namely analysis of the most recent data from Raise on Line, is illustrating clearly to me … [Read more...] about NEWSLETTER November 2016 Christmas is coming!
High Quality Provision in Mastery Classrooms - creating expert learners! What we as educators understand to be the key aspects of high quality teaching has not changed but the curriculum has. It is now standards based, and to provide … [Read more...] about Thinking deeper learning, expert learners!
The Primary ASSESSMENT INQUIRY is underway. We have been asked as professionals to respond to the Commission by Friday 28th October. You have to go online and send a written submission, and I thought you might like to see mine. My biggest problem … [Read more...] about My (personal) Response to the Primary Assessment Inquiry
Welcome back to the new school year and to the data checking exercise that the DfE have sent you whilst you were away enjoying a well earned break! I strongly suspect that your priorities on the first day back with pupils are likely to be firmly … [Read more...] about Newsletter Autumn 2016
Well, SATS are here at last at the end of a year where the updates and the changes have been as disconcerting as the unseasonable weather! Let's get them over and done with and hope for something better next year. Seems to me there is a lot of … [Read more...] about Newsletter Summer 2016