April 4 workshop; Spacing & Retrieval Practice with Cooperative Learning

This workshop turns research published by Iowa State University earlier this year into practical activities that embed subject learning into long-term memory and connects discreet knowledge to context and application. [4 mins to read] I am presenting with Ed Dooley, Deputy Headteacher at Bluebell Primary School in Norwich and SSIF Maths project lead. Ed has extensive... Continue Reading →

The VNET Curriculum Conference beyond the What & the How #1

Ofsted's lead researcher. A unicorn in red. An inclusion specialist off his meds. A flute playing chemistry professor. A grand old man. Some philosopher-CEOs. And a teacher with digital traction in New York, Tyne & Wear. What do they have in common? Well, aside from the fact that they spoke at Friday's VNET Curriculum Conference? I personally felt... Continue Reading →

Ofsted & The Co-Creative conversation

No public body seems more hated and reviled by its stakeholders than Ofsted. And the vitriolic twitter comments on last week's well-being survey are nursery rhymes compared to the language used in private. Because education profoundly effects our lives from, well, EYFS to the grave, Ofsted's work should be defined by its commitment to transparency,... Continue Reading →

New head, fresh eyes; a critical outsider’s look at Cooperative Learning

At the start of this term, Mr Glenn Russell was appointed permanent head of Stalham Academy by Rightforsuccess Trust. In the week before summer holidays, Mr Russell gave a critical and qualified appraisal of Cooperative Learning at Stalham Academy. Please scroll to bottom of page to see a list of one-minute extracts. Since the school converted to academy status... Continue Reading →

Islam Awareness Week special event: “Islam in RE” in Norwich

Special offer: I am very pleased to announce  that private sponsors of the Islam Awareness Week 2015 programme at Ihsan Mosque has made it possible to make “Islam in RE: Religious Literacy & Controversy Through Enquiry” available to teachers at only £75.  . You school saves £125 on this £200 course, recently presented as a part of the PGCE students programme at the... Continue Reading →

Skills & Mastery at Norfolk academy; interviews on CL & Ofsted, accountability, Sutton Trust…

Interviews with Stalham Academy's acting head Mr Andrew Howard and deputy head Ms Deborah Gillespie on the adoption of Cooperative Learning. Werdelin Education has provided 2 of the three 2 hour blocks of the Skills & Mastery CL course to the Academy's teachers; the interviews with Mr Howard were conducted after the first session on... Continue Reading →

Potential realised? Celebrating Ofsted Report’s 1st Birthday…

October's Norwich presentation of Islam in RE took place almost exactly a year after the publication of Realising the Potential As I pointed out from the onset of the course, Islam in RE: Religious Literacy & Controversy Through Enquiry was created to systematically tackle the problems outlined in Ofsted's Realising the Potential report. In that sense, Islam is used as an example religion;... Continue Reading →

New CPD event at the IoE: Book now for “Islam in RE”

Following our successful open event at the IoE in July, we are very pleased to announce that the we shall be presenting our full-day course Islam in RE: Religious Literacy and Controversy through Enquiry to PGCE students at the Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at the Institute of Education in London. We have arranged with the department to reserve a limited amount of... Continue Reading →

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