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Stalham Academy, What Went Right? Lesson#4; Don’t trouble your Head with lesson plans

Teach. Smile. Repeat. It is well-known that the very greatest mastery in any field is the result of great discipline. Less recognised is the fact that the greatest freedom is often also the result of great discipline. For headteachers looking … Continue reading

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Stalham Academy, What Went Right? Lesson#3: Get your Head around it.

MAKE TEACHING VISIBLE: Many NPQHs will remember the concept of a “Golden Thread” that should “run through the school.” But as with so much educational advice, that is a vague concept much in the same way as “ensure pupil engagement.” … Continue reading

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Stalham Academy, What Went Right? Lesson#2: Dive in Head first.

This is the second instalment of the Stalham Academy series, which investigates how a reeling Norfolk primary in special measures could reach UK top-500 in two years – for a £900 CPD investment. In the previous post, we discussed the importance … Continue reading

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Stalham Academy, What Went Right? Lesson#1: Getting your Head straight.

Even in a Formula One racing car, it all comes down to the driver. If they weren’t so skilled, Stalham Academy’s senior leadership should be wearing fireproof suits and crash helmets. This is the first in a series of articles … Continue reading

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Stalham Academy; what went right?

When I started Werdelin Education and mentioned that Stalham Academy was my first (and only) client back in 2014, everyone I spoke to seemed to have some form of horror-story about the school. Stalham Junior has been, I slowly discovered, a … Continue reading

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Webinar Summary Part #2; Special Measures to Top-500

This is the first of several themed recordings from the webinar “Special Measures to Top-500 with Cooperative Learning.”

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May 15, 2017 · 13:19

Great Tea, but what was the Party really about?

The only time anyone looked half interested was when they were talking to each other, rather than listening to me. Which is precisely why Cooperative Learning instantly improves teaching and learning in any school.

For the benefit of delegates who did not feel satiated after our 15 minutes, this brief article details the underlying objectives of, and delegate feedback to, the Cooperative Learning session at the VNET Tea Party 20 March 2017. Continue reading

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Free Webinar; Special Measures to Top-500 with Cooperative Learning

Finally, dates are set. For all of you who took a keen interest in the Stalham Academy, What Went Right? series, attending this free webinar is a must. Our main speaker, Andrew Howard, became acting head when his school was … Continue reading

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Five Things You Wish You’d Known (about Cooperative Learning) before You started Teaching

One of the reasons why Cooperative Learning yields mind-boggling results is because it solves a lot of those tiresome conundrums that drive teachers nuts. I got inspired to write this post by Carl Hendrick’s (@C_Hendrick) well-researched and well-referenced piece Five … Continue reading

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The Chemistry of Communication; Oracy Skills in Science (and everywhere else)

Mrs Naomi Hennah (@MrsHennah) of Northampton School for Boys has created a clear and concise “visual summary of the complexity of chemical discourse” to boost oracy skills and language acquisition in chemistry.  (Link at the end of the page). Teachers from other subjects … Continue reading

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