Resource Centre – Week 4

WELCOME TO THE RESOURCE CENTRE! The Resource Centre is designed as a place to come and check out ideas, recommendations and classroom plans. It is for everyone involved in the development of children – be it parents or teachers  like. So if you need resources or fresh ideas, click on the link below. If you have great ideas to share […]

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Inclusion equals difference!

‘Inclusion is about treating everyone differently and not treating them the same.’ This quote came from an in-set day recently and I think it is amazing! It turns the whole focus of inclusion upside down. Traditionally, inclusion was all about doing something extra to help children fit in and not be different. Being different is often regarded as something to […]

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Inequality still lives!

From the discussions about tuition fees to free schools and academies, it seems that we are still not learning what equality means despite much work being done in our schools. According to a report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission their vision of ‘a society at ease with its diversity, where every individual has the opportunity to achieve their […]

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Behaviour in school – whose responsibility is it?

In an article reviewing the 2010 Behaviour Survey  by Parentline Plus, Teacher Support Network(TSN)and the National Union of Teachers,  Sue Atkins highlights concerns that behaviour in schools has declined over a number of years. Among the statistics quoted by the educational professionals surveyed are that 70% of teachers have thought about leaving the profession because of this increase, 81% have […]

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Laying Foundations!

One of the most exciting and new things for me when I became head of a primary school (See here) was the fact that I had children from 3-7 to look after. Apart from worrying that I might step on the nursery children (!), my other concern was that I knew very little about what was done ‘down there’ I […]

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What did you learn today?

When I was at school, the teachers were expected to teach me the ‘three Rs’. For those youngsters amongst you that is Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.  Whichever way you look at it, that is wrong in the literate package of reading, spelling & speaking & listening! I never understood how that set a good example for the teaching and learning […]

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TW3!

So….by now most schools in England will have seen some children by now. I know our colleagues in the other parts of the UK have had them in for a while. The title refers to ‘That Was The Week That Was’ which was a weekly TV programme with a satirical look at the news. The question is –  How was […]

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Governors' Corner!

This occasional series sprang out of a chat with my dear friend Dianne Spencer She is a brilliant head teacher leading her team to provide some amazing educational experiences for their pupils. This space is about and for school governors, one of the most underrated sections of leadership in our schools today. It is here for you to share so […]

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