05 Jan 2014

I can see clearly now….

Edssential article from @shaun_allison : I thought I would write this post in the spirit of #nurture1314 – starting with a confession! I used to be a bit of an OFSTED chaser – there’s a lot of it about. By that, I mean I used to spend a great deal of time distributing checklists,...
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04 Dec 2013

Planning to Get Behaviour Right: Research Plus Experience

Edssential article from @LeadingLearner : There is nothing like a discussion about behaviour and discipline, either in the staff room or in the classroom, to get people talking with passion, intensity and all too often from totally different perspectives. “The area of discipline...
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28 Nov 2013

What to aim for as SLT

Edssential article from @hibs1974 : What a good SLT should try to aim for….. After many months of deliberation, I have finally decided to have a go at blogging. To start with, I’m going to have a go at trying to add to the debate that has been going around Twitter recently about...
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10 Nov 2013

It’s the behaviour, stupid! Turning a tough school into a good school

Edssential article from @StuartLock : This post is about “what we did”. I’ve written about behaviour a few times before,most recently after seeing Tom Bennett speak at the Festival of Education at Wellington. Over the last year I’ve become increasingly proud of the school I work...
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10 Nov 2013

A Car Crash Conversation

Edssential article from @Gwenelope : SLT has taken a bit of a bashing on Twitter of late, some of it, in some circumstances deserved, some less so.  Within my own school I have a good relationship with most members of our SLT team, mainly because; despite some of the decisions...
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10 Nov 2013

Developing a strong learning culture in the face of adversity

Edssential article from @TeacherTweaks : Last year, I blogged about trying to develop a stronger learning culture at my new school. Generally, teachers were keen to develop their practice but – and it’s a big but (no pun intended!) – teaching and learning conversations were all...
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09 Nov 2013

Professional Development at my academy – No Lesson grades EVER!

Edssential article from @ChrisMoyse : So here goes. This is my first ever blog post on my first blog and may be my last as I’m not sure how often I will get the time to do this. I have tweeted many times about how much I dislike graded lesson observations and, as a result, I do...
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13 Oct 2013

28 Days later – A month into being a novice senior leader

Edssential article from @davidErogers: Thursday marked my 28th day in SLT, so it seems like a good moment to look back and reflect.  It’s not about zombies at all though.  I guess this is a post about first impressions and not-fully-formed ideas and may be useful to those...
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11 Sep 2013

10 Thoughts for a Head of Department

Edssential article from Kev Lister: I’ve just finished my second year as head of department. I think they’ve been successful – we have scored school record GCSE results in both years, have raised the profile of the department immeasurably and have recently...
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18 Aug 2013

Developing CPD as a Whole School (Growth) State of Mind

Edssential article from @deadshelley : In September, I will take up a new post as Assistant Headteacher at my current school. Amongst other things, I will have responsibility for developing aspects of school life which will impact directly on the culture of learning in the whole...
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