Stretch and Glow

If you were following our blog back in December, you'll remember that our focus this term is stretching our students further through the use of modelling, questioning and providing activities...

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A Trivium of Mothers - Holding On and Letting Go

I spent Christmas, which now seems quite a long time ago, with three mothers: my own mother, my mother-in-law and my wife (mother to our two children). This experience, combined with my...

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The Little Lost Elf

And so, our term, and our Advent Calendar introduction to SATLIGHT ends with a festive poem. We hope that you have a great Christmas and will see you in 2015 for more Teaching and Learning bright...

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United Teaching

Since September, we have had a number of United Teach trainees working at the Academy. These members of our teaching team are training, with United Learning, to become fully qualified teachers....

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Stretch and Grow Part 6 - Modeltastic

Following on from our last few posts about stretch and challenge, we finish off the series with an input from MFL and Humanities. MFL: In planning our models we firstly looked at how students...

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Stretch and Grow Part 5 - More Models

Following on from the work of Performing Arts, Sport and Maths in the last posts, here are the plans from our English, Science and Design and Art teams. English: In the English department, we...

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Stretch and Grow Part 4 - Models

In this fourth part of the Stretch and Grow series, I'm handing over to our curriculum teams, who were given time on our training day to work together to produce a plan for the use of models or...

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Stretch and Grow Part 3 - Stretching Questions

The second key area which we will be looking to develop over the coming term to support and stretch our students is the use of challenging questions. On our training day, we spent time working on...

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Stretch and Grow - Part 2

In the last post, I identified four key areas which we'll be working on over the coming term in order to develop our approach to stretching and challenging all of our students, but in particular...

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Stretch and Grow - Part 1

Today was a teacher training day. On this occasion, in terms of teaching and learning, our focus was firmly on ensuring that we stretch and challenge all of our students, though with a specific...

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