Pathways to Excellence

The CPD package for teachers at Swindon academy is: Inspiring Featuring internal keynote speakers, current and up to date Personalised Tailored to the needs of all teachers, supportive,...

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Thinking through the Trivium

In the last few posts on this blog, I’ve mentioned Martin Robinson’s book, Trivium 21st C a number of times. The title of the book stems from the three paths (trivium) to a...

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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 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 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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Teach Like a Champion

Whilst thick in the midst of planning for our mastery curriculum and redefining our teaching and learning model, a number of members of our Senior Leadership Team began reading Doug Lemov’s...

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