Category Archives: Education

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

I’ve just started on the NPQSL with Leadership East . The programme is licensed by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and involves a 12-18 month school improvement task based on action research with the central component lasting at least two terms. There are 3 learning … Continue reading

Posted in 360 Diagnostic, Education, NPQSL | Leave a comment

Starting the new term – connecting the learning

Three and a bit weeks into the new term and having ‘changed up through the gears’ I’m back into the swing of things again; seen all my classes, starting to match names to faces and just about got my head round … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged | Leave a comment

Active Local History – Restoring Pride in Our Local Heritage

Over the last year I’ve been working with pupils in Y7, Y8 and Y10 on a spot of local history. The “Eye: A Castle Connected” project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and Mid Suffolk District Council has … Continue reading

Posted in Active History, G&T, History, Local History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) 2013 – Cambridge University

You may be familiar with the Channel 4 Time Team programmes which have done a great deal to popularise archaeology since 1994. Although our school site has not (yet) featured in the series it is nevertheless no stranger to archaeological investigations and … Continue reading

Posted in Education, G&T | Leave a comment

iPad in the classroom

I’ve been experimenting with using the iPad in lessons and would like to recommend a nifty timeline application called ‘Timeline Eons’ reviewed by History Today in February. After having played with the free version for a few days I have … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged | Leave a comment

Stepping Stones To Excellence

“Widening access and improving participation in higher education are a crucial part of our mission. Our aim is to promote and provide the opportunity of successful participation in higher education to everyone who can benefit from it. This is vital … Continue reading

Posted in Education, G&T | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Homework – keys to success

The Homework Conundrum Homework is always a subject that generates comment and discussion.  Teachers are either told that they are not setting enough homework or too much. Then there are debates about whether homework serves any purpose at all and … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lasting Memories – A worthwhile trip for Henry and Henrietta

Declining Interest? I’ve just returned from a trip to Ypres with a small group of Y9 pupils. I wonder if anyone has found recently that it has become a bit more difficult getting pupils to come on trips out? I … Continue reading

Posted in Active History, Education | Tagged | Leave a comment

Which side are you on boys? (With apologies to Billy Bragg)

Who is society? There is no such thing! Politicians are frequently misquoted. People often say it was Margaret Thatcher who said that ‘there is no such thing as society’. In fact in her 1987 speech for Woman’s Own she actualy … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Educational Landscape of the Twenty-first Century

Browsing Twitter recently I read a tweet by Mike Herrity (@mikeherrity), “The educational landscape of the 21st Century. Moving towards a new paradigm in learning.” Intrigued, I hit the link, and watched this RSA Animate based on a speech by … Continue reading

Posted in Education | 2 Comments