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Engagement

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What impact will using RAG mats have on the engagement and the focus of Year 11 students (particularly disengaged boys)?

Subject Area: Media Teachers: Gemma Gray (GGR), Clair Denman (CDE) Enquiry question What impact will using RAG mats have on the engagement and the focus of Year 11 students (particularly disengaged boys)? Planning We knew that students were not engaging as well at the start of Media lessons, particularly at the start of lessons in … Continue reading

Using SOLO taxonomy to teach to the top and scaffold the bottom

Solo Taxonomy is the Structured of Observed Learning Outcomes. It was developed by Biggs and Collis (1982), and is well described in Biggs and Tang (2007)  I initially heard about this via Sean Allison, Deputy at Durrington High (@shaun_allison) who was kind enough to share some initial resources with me.  You can see more about SOLO on … Continue reading

High Expectations

This week I have been fortunate to be able visit a number of lessons.  In particular I was investigating our expectations and seeking to find out how members of staff are setting out and achieving high expectations with different groups of students.  As the week has progressed a number of common elements have been consistent … Continue reading

The Oriel 5

During the last year as a school we have reflected upon the way that we are trying to deliver high quality learning to our students.  When I look back I am hugely impressed by all the hard work and positive energy that has been given by the staff body to this piece of work so … Continue reading