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#EducatEd2016 Preview

Allowing individuals to set and work towards achieving their own professional learning agenda is vital in supporting the development of professional capital and allowing professional autonomy.  No teacher can outperform the educational system that they work within. The view of the team organising # EducatEd2016 is that for the benefit of the students in our … 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

#EducatEd 2015 Summary

The inaugural #EducatEd2015 conference took place on 3rd July 2015 at Oriel High School, Crawley, West Sussex. With over 220 people in attendance the event was a thought provoking and inspiring way to finish a busy academic year! The theme of the conference was “The power of collaborative and reflective professional learning.” The keynotes and workshops … Continue reading

Film Club

When discussing some upcoming projects with colleagues at IRIS Connect an idea for breathing some fresh life into the Thursday Morning Thriller came to me.  For a while I have wanted to support colleagues to be able to have a platform where they could share an aspect of their practice they want to develop with … Continue reading

Free ASCL CPD! Ahead: Middle Leaders Network

Everybody loves something for free – right?! If you are currently a middle leader and not already engaged in this program it might be worth investigating it further; below is an extract from the ASCL website FREE RESOURCES AND CPD FOR ASPIRING MIDDLE LEADERS It is in everyone’s interest to make sure that enthusiastic, ambitious … Continue reading

‘This Much I Know about Love over Fear. Creating a Culture for Truly Great Teaching’, by John Tomsett

Zoe James shares her thoughts on John Tomsett’s book; ‘This Much I Know about Love over Fear.  Creating a Culture for Truly Great Teaching’ Building on his blog, John Tomsett’s book comes fully endorsed by the educational Twitterati.  As such, it embraces the current zeitgeist:  growth mind-set, research led practice, and the end of top … Continue reading

Active Listening

Alice Hanbury took the reigns of the Thursday Morning Thriller on 11th June.  She told us about her experiences as a trainee RE teacher when the concept of a talking teacher was considered to be a very bad thing.  How many of you remember the phrase “Too much teacher talk” ? In a very astute observation, … Continue reading

#EducatEd 2015

#EducatEd2015 takes place on 3rd July 2015 at Oriel High School, Crawley, West Sussex. The theme of the conference is: “The power of collaborative and reflective professional learning” The conference schedule includes inspiring keynotes from notable presenters; David Weston, Harry Fletcher Wood, Peter Henderson and Phillipa Cordingley alongside thought provoking workshops delivered by IRIS Connect, Go4schools, … Continue reading

ASCL AHEAD Network; Free CPD for Middle Leaders

Sign up to the Ahead Network! Free resources and CPD for aspiring middle leaders. I met with Claire Simpson at the ASCL CPD conference held in early February where we discussed the need to provide effective CPD for middle leaders.  She has kindly forwarded me the information below.  She has also included a link to … Continue reading

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