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Towards Impeccable Behaviour Part 2: Ready for Launch

In an earlier post, Towards Impeccable Behaviour. Together, I described the process we would be going through to set up a new behaviour system at Highbury Grove.  Behaviour is generally very good in the school but we’re aiming extremely high, with ‘impeccable behaviour’ as our goal. We have now gone through the process of generating … Continue reading

Towards ‘Impeccable Behaviour’. Together

In my discussions with my new colleagues at Highbury Grove we’ve talked about the need to ensure that the teaching and learning agenda is put at the centre of all we do – in terms of CPD, ethos and our overall improvement strategy it is the most important thing. But we’ve also agreed that getting … Continue reading

Scale: CPD, research, and getting the basics right.

In our quest for a deeper understanding of our work as educators, across all the debates, conferences and blogs,  I sometimes think that we lose perspective on the relative scale of different aspects of raising achievement in schools. There are hundreds of variables and we’re rarely able to make like-for-like comparisons  that  help to identify the relative … Continue reading

Pedagogy Postcard #4: Working in silence.

A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own lessons and others are borrowed from lessons I’ve observed. There’s a particular kind of learning atmosphere that I love to create every so often to inject some real purposefulness … Continue reading

Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10

Behaviour Management Strategies from Bill Rogers Without doubt the greatest personal challenge I’ve faced as a teacher was moving from the Sixth Form college in Wigan where I started teaching, to Holland Park School in London in my mid-20s.  Having established the idea in my mind that I was a pretty good teacher, it was … Continue reading

To maximise learning, get your students RAMPed

The acid test of any CPD is probably that, many years later, you remember it and you use it.  One example for me was a nugget of gold from Trevor Hawes, (Optimal Learning) who came to Jakarta when I was at the British International School there.  He summarised the need to create the right conditions … Continue reading

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