July 2018

Shout out to Brum Schools …

2018-07-12T00:21:23+01:00July 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+01:00April 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 [...]

January 2018

A little every day FEBRUARY 2018

2018-01-30T17:23:44+00:00January 30th, 2018|From the Coal Face, Resources|

Here you go … calendar for February 2018: Monthly Maths - February 2018 The original post containing the sheet for January 2018 can be found (here) and the solutions (for January 2018) are available here – >Monthly Maths January 2018 - Solutions…  I haven’t checked them though!!! I have already uploaded [...]

December 2017

September 2017

July 2017

“Our Song”

2017-07-19T01:26:35+01:00July 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 [...]