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  • Oracy in a knowledge-rich curriculum

    Published 17/07/19

    If knowledge is power, being able to communicate that knowledge is powerful. Therefore it is hard to understand why oracy is not on the tip of everyone's tongue.

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  • Mathematics: a fail-safe for society

    Published 17/07/19

    In recently joining Inspiration Trust, I have taken stock of where I have come from, who I should thank, and where I intend to develop. I have been a teacher for eighteen years. I began as a newly qualified mathematics teacher and eventually enjoyed three years as an advanced skills teacher (a teacher who supports other teachers in the region). By 2010, I realised I wanted to make the move into senior leadership and this is where I have spent at least half of my career.

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  • High-leverage teaching for all

    Published 24/06/19

    I reckon I have the best office in my school. Don’t get me wrong, it’s got old furniture, a cupboard full of drama props and old musical instruments, nothing on the walls, and a window that won’t open. It is, however, next to the music practice rooms and all day I can hear young musicians practise with expert tuition from their dedicated music teachers. If I ever feel at a loss in terms of educational direction, all I need to do is close my eyes and listen to a refined educational process that has always been strong and improving over many centuries.

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  • It ain't necessarily so

    Published 10/06/19

    I’ve always conceived of the education profession as fundamentally relational at heart. One of the most frequently stated reasons for entering the teaching profession is the desire to ‘make a difference’ to the lives of young people.

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  • Making memories by the metre

    Published 14/03/19

    At Charter, we always have a poem or a speech which all staff and pupils are working on learning together. This has so many academic and cultural benefits.

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