Teaching adopted children

Considerations When Teaching Adopted Children

Recently a few things have come up in school which have made me really think about teaching, me as a teacher and the curriculum in general with regards to teaching adopted children. As you may know, both Little Miss and …

Carousel Guided Reading : NQT Tips

One of the areas of teaching that took me longest to get my head around when I was an NQT was Guided Reading.  Somehow I couldn’t make it make sense in my head how to make it work. How did …

Roald Dahl Day is coming soon on the 13th September! Check out these 7 splendid Roald Dahl Day resources to help the day go with a whizz pop!

7 Splendiferous Roald Dahl Day Resources

On Wednesday 13th September it will be Roald Dahl’s 101st birthday and the official Roald Dahl Day! Across the country, schools will be dressing up as The Twits, making sweets like Willy Wonka and learning more about how the Giant …

Motivate your child to learn

How To Manage Ability Groupings In The Classroom

Many moons ago when I was a new teacher, the buzz words were ‘differentiation’ and ‘ability groupings’. Fast forward over 10 years and the new buzz words are ‘learning without limits’ and ‘growth mindset’. As a Headteacher, I was always …

If you are starting as an NQT this year, you are bound to have lots of questions. Here are the top 6 faqs for nqts to help out!

6 Top FAQs For NQTs

With term rapidly approaching (or actually here for some schools) there are a number of questions which are coming up again and again from NQT’s. It’s always tricky starting any new job, but one where you are in full control …

Parents' Evening can be daunting even if you have been teaching for a while. For an NQT they can feel terrifying. So here are our 7 Parents' Evening Tips for NQTs

Who Do I Talk To About…? NQT Tips

I hope you are having a great week and really enjoying the summer. I know that school is probably on your mind most of the time, and that some of you will have already been into your classrooms to set …