Boys’ underachievement: Closing the gap at Haydon

When I started researching the gap between boys’ and girls’ achievement at Haydon, and by talking to colleagues, it became apparent that this is...

Key Knowledge Placemats

Most, if not all of us have been affected by quite significant changes to our subjects’ content as a result of the recent introduction...

PiXL Quick Marking Techniques

Click on the link below for quick marking strategies from my training session on 22 November 2016 e.g. live marking in the lesson, targets,...
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Using Google Drive

Using Google Docs/SMHW to easily share exam/revision resources with students   If you have useful exam resources for students on the school network and are looking for an easy way to...

Snakes, Ladders and Mark Schemes

I had recently written a post about the importance of understanding mark schemes and shared a tip about how to help students realise the...

Where have all the students’ questions gone?

In my quest to better understand the nature of effective questioning I’ve become more acutely aware of the scarcity of times when insightful questions...

Teaching and Learning Fayre: Jan 2018

On Tuesday 23rd January, Haydon held its inaugural Teachmeet event, branded as the ‘Teaching and Learning Fayre’. The event was an opportunity to hear about...

Revision Techniques

Many thanks to Becky for this week's ideas regarding revision. To download a copy of her (wonderfully pink) presentation see below. Revision Techniques Alternately what follows is summary...

Running and Learning #3: Cover Lesson

I was absolutely delighted. Cover lesson! Trainer Neil was unable to lead our Tuesday session. He was aware of a conflicting commitment so spoke...

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