January 2019

A little every day – January 2019

2019-01-03T11:56:53+00:00January 3rd, 2019|From the Coal Face, Resources|

Happy New Year! Below you will find two versions of the monthly maths calendar : Januarys “normal” version: – > Monthly Maths - Jan 2019 Januarys “number skills” version (shown below): – > Monthly Maths - January 2019 - Number Skills The original post containing the sheets for December can be [...]

November 2018

So I asked a question …

2018-11-18T20:40:34+00:00November 18th, 2018|Blog, From the Coal Face, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1, Teaching|

Mock season is upon us. People everywhere are drowning in papers.  Amidst all this marking I asked the above question on Twitter, with regards what people say to the students when they are lining up waiting to go into their exam. The original question was prompted by my gaffer but [...]

August 2018

July 2018

Shout out to Brum Schools …

2018-07-12T00:21:23+00:00July 12th, 2018|From the Coal Face|

I am a massive advocate of collaboration and schools working together … more specifically maths departments working together. However, I know that the opportunity to do this is, sadly, variable across the country - for some of you there will be lots of local opportunities that you take advantage of, [...]

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

Dividing fractions 1

2018-04-23T00:45:02+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Blog, From the Coal Face, Intervention|

At BCME over the Easter break, just before the open meeting of the Teaching Committee (TC) of the MA (oh yeah ...  exciting/scary news -> as of April I'm now the chair of the TC and am a little scared about following in Rachael Horsmans shadow! She's done such fab [...]

February 2018

Random ramblings

2018-02-02T09:56:28+00:00February 2nd, 2018|From the Coal Face, Personal|

I’m writing this as a way to reflect so you may want to just pass on by … there’ll probably be nothing worth reading if I’m honest as I’m just going to freestyle and write whatever springs to mind so strap yourself in. A few weeks ago I was discussing [...]

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