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Transition Matrices: Thursday Morning Thriller 18th December 2014

It was my turn in the chair (again!), this time talking about the transition matrices functionality available to all teachers via Go4Schools. It is clear that a set of teacher owned data that allows individual staff members to drill into the detail of the progress that different students within teaching groups are making is a … Continue reading

The secret of reading; How to get students to learn from the texts they read in your lesson. Thursday Morning Thriller 11th December 2015

The subject of the Thursday Morning Thriller was the secret of reading.  This great session was led by Zoe James, Literacy Lead at Oriel High School.  This was a really informative session that followed on very nicely from the INSET work about making the Implicit Explicit that we did on Friday 21st November with David … Continue reading

Behaviour Management; Thursday Morning Thriller 4th December

Today we had an enlightening 15 minute forum from Tom Freeman regarding student behaviour. He talked about some of the common problems that we all might face as classroom practitioners; Defiance Class Clown Interrupting Disrespectful Refusal to work Silly noises Abusive Language Tom shared with those who attended a really useful resource that was produced … Continue reading

Thursday Morning Thriller 27th November: Study Skills

Each year a new group of students join the 6th form; they come back in their ‘own’ clothes, with the enthusiasm that is fired by choosing a few courses that really excite them and in which they feel they will excel. They look and sound different in some ways, and there’s the catch; as teachers … Continue reading