Attachment Theory and Its Impact On Academic Progress

Shared by Rachel Hodgkins. Since April 2015 I have been participating in the Bedford Wellbeing Project. This is a project which aimed to raise the profile of student wellbeing in schools across Bedfordshire and hoped to reduce the numbers of young people needing mental health support.  A key aspect of this project was discussing each…

Challenge & Progression: An Academic Study

Shared by Michelle Bye-Gannon. Practitioners should ‘demonstrate that they can “set challenging teaching and learning objectives”… use these “to plan lessons and sequences of lessons”… (and) “select and prepare resources… taking account of pupils’ interests”’ (John, 2006, p.484) in order to stretch and challenge every student, regardless of their ability. By incorporating creation of personal…

Top Tips For Teaching EAL Students

Shared by Chanel McPherson-George. 1. Use an EAL student as your TA Chances are you will use some of the command words that they will need to familiarise themselves with for their written work and exams. By helping in the classroom they become more aware of this language. 2. Give them a head start Have…

Hunters or farmers?

Shared by Lucy Yule. There are relics in our education system that still harp back to the days when farming was the communal way of life in this country. Our term starts in September and finishes in time for the children to be helping their families harvesting crops over the summer. Our school days are…

Living with a visual impairment

  Shared by Emma McCrossan. I often am asked what or how much I can see. It’s a difficult question to answer, but generally I use words like blurry, no detail and seeing shadows walk past me. When I think about trying to describe working in a school with a visual impairment, the overriding thought…

What happened to homework?

Shared by Jules Smith. Have you ever taken a moment to reflect on your own experiences and time in education? To look back at what you learned, but also when and how you learned it? I’m not talking about the great time you had in your year 11 maths lessons or the ever growing group…

Modelling Behaviour

Shared by Dave Marsham. This is a sensitive subject but one which I am passionate about. Students in schools across the country can sometimes present with challenging behaviour and struggle with the concept of respect. Many of us were brought up with the idea that adults are to be respected, no matter what, and young…

A Day In The Life Of ‘Katie’, a Young Carer

Shared by Tara MacDougall. At first glance Young Carers are these amazing young people with resilience and independence because you are in awe of the maturity that they have to demonstrate daily. I have total admiration for these wonderful young people; tales of fifteen year olds who have to arrange the family benefits, thirteen year…

Making the Right Impression

Shared by Samantha Lockey. I am a big believer of making a first impression. As a teacher I feel as though I am being judged every second of everyday. I feel in order to make the correct first impression you need to be organised and prepared to complete the impossible. With rollover approaching how am…

Poundland Pedagogy: Engagement through AFL strategies

Shared by Natasha Rush. Student engagement and participation is something that I have wanted to incorporate and develop throughout my NQT year. This has been beneficial in building relationships with students and ensuring that students are enthusiastic about their studies. Business Studies allows for creativity and out of the box thinking from the students and…

Poundland Pedagogy: Key Balls

Shared by Samantha Lockey. KeyBalls! At first I didn’t have a clue how these balls would be implemented into my lesson, especially so close to the exam. I needed to think of a revision task that would be exciting and get the students excited about Spreadsheets! I was confident my students understood the practical side…