July 2017

“Our Song”

2017-07-19T01:26:35+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Blog, From the Coal Face|

This is being written as a separate post (a sort of sister post to this one) because this isn’t about me. OK … its partly about me … but mainly about an amazing group of year 8 students! Today proved that to me that what we do as classroom teachers [...]

Playing with numbers

2017-07-05T10:13:03+00:00 July 5th, 2017|1 - Number, From the Coal Face|

This is gonna be quick ... I promise! But thought I'd share ... I see part of my job in year 7 is to get students comfortable just playing around with numbers. Yes, I want there to be no fear about making mistakes but I also want students to be [...]

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February 2017

Someone sent me an email …

2017-07-02T19:57:04+00:00 February 1st, 2017|From the Coal Face, Teaching|

I’ve written before about the pressure of making the right/wrong tiering decision -> here but an email I received this week (more about that below) coincided with something I found in the board meeting papers from Ofqual last week that made me go … hmmmmmmmmmmmm then grrrrrrrrrr. The specific piece [...]