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Cognition v Character

I met both Steve and Martin at the PIXL6 meeting in London in September.  As I sat with a colleague listening to them speak I immediately made a link between contextual priorities that we have as a school and the issues that they had faced – the same issues that prompted them to undertake the … Continue reading

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

By Sunny Gunessee. Over the last 18 months my form sixth form teaching has undergone some significant changes, after visiting the Sociology department at Yavneh College I became sold on the practice of ‘flipped classroom’. I produced an independent enquiry on flipped classroom earlier in the calendar year, and further details can be found by … Continue reading


Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics As the results for students that have taken A levels are being digested and future plans are being firmed up my thoughts naturally swing towards next year and how our teaching can be improved further to help the next wave of students achieve their aims.  The temptation is … Continue reading

Practitioner Enquiry: What impact will flipped classroom have on Y13 & Y12 students in Sociology on improved independence skills out of school and improved outcomes in school? Gunessee, S (2016)

By: Sunny Gunessee Subject Area:  Sociology The research conducted by S. Gunessee strikes a strong similarity with the process of a lesson study, it is firmly rooted as piece of independent teaching practitioners research. After a set of underperforming results from the previous cohort, S. Gunessee went to the best performing college in the UK … Continue reading

#EducatEd2016 tickets on sale!

Tickets for #EducatEd2016 have just been released.  There is a great line up of presenters and facilitators confirmed for the event. The theme of the conference is: “Towards a sustainable self-improving school system” The conference schedule includes inspiring keynotes and thought provoking, 20 minute ‘EducatEd’ talks by a range of well known presenters including; Professor … Continue reading


   A great idea by @Clairdenman – small business cards given to students that give a top tip and a timeline to exam performance.  I think it helps to take the mystery out of preparing for an exam.   It is also worth remembering that as teachers we have prepared students for exams with some … Continue reading

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