Participatory Budgeting in Schools #2; Progressive Traditionalism?

At first glance, Participatory Budgeting would seem to fit snugly into the left-wing, child-empowering, progressive fold. At second glance, you might say that it sits equally well with the competition-driven Dragon's Den of standard neo-liberal Enterprise Education.  But, like Katharine Birbalsingh, Participatory Budgeting defies categorisation and, as such, could open a liminal space for a... Continue Reading →

A guide to the “Guide”; The overlooked Cooperative Learning resource

The "CLIP reflection & coaching guide for teachers & TAs" has been included in CPD packs almost as an afterthought since my work with Norwich Primary Academy. However, I have never myself had the opportunity to witness its true power in the hands of two teachers speaking to each other. * includes a link to a... Continue Reading →

“Mum wasn’t good at maths either, luv…” Girls, Maths & Cooperative Learning

I am very honoured to be taking part in the Strategic School Improvement Fund project to raise progress in mathematics for KS2 girls in Norfolk [Read about the actual impact of the project here.] Followers of this blog will be aware of my ongoing work with Sheringham Primary School and Nursery. The teaching school based... Continue Reading →

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