R.A.G. Update

2020-02-13T09:05:06+00:00January 7th, 2019|Blog, Resources|

This post is intended to be used for us to signpost people to a "sort of" set of instructions on how to access and generate the R.A.G. paper functionality that we've developed - an overview is also available on the R.A.G. tab at the top of this webpage. Essentially, the [...]

ITT Support …. Session 2

2020-05-05T10:21:21+01:00May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Yesterday we finished the last of our initial series of free online support sessions for NQTs/ITTs. This was a series of 2 sessions … a sort of getting ready to teach the new GCSE. I've written about it in more detail on this post ... so this post is just [...]

ITT Support …. Session 1

2020-04-28T09:14:56+01:00April 28th, 2020|AQA, Blog, DFE, Ofqual|

Morning! Just a quick post to share some resources  …  following the realisation that ITT students were not going to be able to finish their final teaching placement a few weeks ago, I put out a tweet. I'd been thinking about how nervous most teachers get after just six weeks [...]

It wasn’t meant to be like this …

2020-03-22T12:22:57+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

This week was one of the hardest weeks of teaching I have known. I know I am not alone and every single person, regardless of your job title who works in schools or elsewhere has been affected. You don't need me to tell you the reasons behind it. The week [...]

May be of use …

2020-03-15T23:00:44+00:00March 15th, 2020|Blog, Edexcel, Resources, Teaching|

We are facing uncertain times - if you do nothing else tomorrow at work tell your headteacher that they are appreciated - for some (most!) of them this week will have been amongst some of the toughest times they will have faced and it doesn't look like it will get [...]

Episode 5

2019-11-15T19:35:32+00:00November 15th, 2019|Podcast|

The "soooooo" tired episode. Hopefully its not just us that are knackered! Seager also seems a little underwhelmed by the fact that today JustMaths is 7 years old and Mel looks forward to Monday and getting her "Mojo" back.  

Knowing when to open up …

2019-11-05T00:42:47+00:00November 5th, 2019|Personal|

Type. Delete. Type. Delete. Having had a half term break last week where I spent most of it trying (and seemingly failing!) to catch up on JustMaths stuff, today was a tough day back at work. No tougher than lots of you would have found it but I came home [...]

Command Words (2 of 4)

2019-10-29T21:24:45+00:00October 29th, 2019|AQA, Blog, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1|

This is the second in a series of posts about literacy in maths. I mentioned in my previous post that this post would explain more about tier 1, 2, and 3 words and also include some further analysis in relation to the higher tier papers. If you are looking for [...]

Command Words (1 of 4)

2019-10-29T21:05:43+00:00October 24th, 2019|AQA, Blog, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

I know! I know! I know! Its been a while but I’ve been busy don’t you know? To which I can almost hear you, dear reader saying “Haven’t we all?” … This is the first of two three four blog posts about the language used in exams … I’ve split [...]