Monthly archives: September, 2017

Technology: Its impact on feedback and progress

Why did you decide to undertake this project? What was it designed to achieve/what issue were you looking to address? We are in an era where technology is becoming an inextricable part of our everyday lives. The students we teach will soon go into jobs that don’t yet exist and use technologies that haven’t yet …

Maximising the effectiveness of feedback

Why did you decide to undertake this project? What was it designed to achieve? The importance of feedback in the classroom has long been recognised; it is an inherent part of what we do day in and day out to ensure our students make progress. One study which really demonstrates the power of feedback is …

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

Why did you decide to undertake this project? What was it designed to achieve? Resilience is an ever increasingly important quality in a pupil as it leads to higher confidence, achievements and prepares individuals for life beyond education. Waxman et al believe that this area of research has important implications for improving the education of students, especially …

KS3 Assessment and Monitoring: 2016 and beyond

Up until now we have held off on moving away from levels, but with the vast majority of new GCSE specifications starting in September 2016, and the KS2 levels being replaced with the Year 6 test score we decided that it was time to think again. In the beginning… When the DfE announced that the …

Fostering the culture of resilience

We continue to focus on how to foster a culture of resilience; our INSET day this October kicked off to a great start with Alistair Smith reminding us of the importance of resilience and whether it can be “caught, wrought or taught”. Alistair raised some important points, of particular note that the dimensions of resilience …

The Effect of Music on Student Achievement

Identify a few key words or key phrases that could be used to tag your work – e.g. assessment, literacy, raising achievement: Listening to music, music and concentration, music and attainment Why did you decide to undertake this project? What was it designed to achieve/what issue were you looking to address? Listening to music: the …