Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 26

Effective, everyday differentiation

There is a myth out there that effective differentiation is about delivering the same lesson in thirty different ways, with thirty different outcomes. This ‘unsustainable lesson’ often involves ‘worksheet overkill’. Not just a killer for faculty budgets, but this way of differentiating – with a different outcome based on prior ability and data – can […]

November 24

R&D Hubs: Technology

This year we’ve running research & development hubs as part of our whole school CPD programme. Our hubs are all about: rebalancing CPD so that teachers’ particular pedagogical and curriculum interests are afforded time and resource alongside whole school priorities. developing and embedding emerging best practice within the school. taking forward an idea, innovation or […]

November 09

Closing the Gap: A teacher toolkit

‘The moral issue is clear. This systematic and repeated failure [of our most disadvantaged students] is not attributable to lower intelligence, but to the education system itself. Without significant changes at local and national level, we will continue to fail future generations’ (Welch, T ‘Closing the Gap’). A relentless focus on the quality of teaching […]