Category: Resources

Make email work again.

Taking the insanity out of email. Some context As a headteacher I was getting around 100 emails a day. Roughly speaking these broke down as follows: I found that I got stressed if I...

Supporting your childrens’ mental health

Understanding Children’s experiences will vary tremendously some will have enjoyed lockdown but most will have found it difficult and be traumatised to some degree. Some children may have had to deal with: BereavementParent made...

Tracking Behaviour

This is a logging form that I used to start to track behaviour issues. It allows easy tracking of what activities were taking place. Also a thinking plan that students if ejected from a...

Literacy: Crib Sheet for Staff

One of the challenges of genuinely embedding literacy across the school is to make it easy. I created this as a basic guide it is based on Ofsted guidance. It was produced on A5...

Departmental Literacy Evaluation

A quick evaluation for departments takes about 5 minutes and includes section for teachers to make improvements. (This is based on an original that I can’t source)

Literacy Plan

Despite extensive googling I did not find a policy that I liked. I produced this for my current school. It is in two halves: Interventions for children with significant literacy issues Classroom practices to...

Safe To Learn

Bullying is an issue in many schools. Certainly the school I had been involved with had a significant issue with the majority of students dissatisfied with the level of bullying and the way that...

Socratic Questions

The Socratic Questioning Technique The Socratic approach to questioning is based on the practice of disciplined, thoughtful dialogue. Socrates, the early Greek philosopher/teacher, believed that disciplined practice of thoughtful questioning enabled the student to...