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What Is The Why of Your School?

The Importance of Character in Education  is the title of the TEDx talk that I recently delivered. The talk is just a snippet of the reading, research and thinking that I’ve been doing over the last year. Delving into great work … Continue reading

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Growing in Grit

Since January I’ve taken on a new challenge. Running. Planned to do my first half marathon in April. Did it in 1 hour 59minutes. That was it, end of plan. Except somewhere along the way I’ve signed up to another … Continue reading

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Not Outstanding

Originally posted on Learning to Teach – Lorraine Abbott:
This is the first time in my teaching career that the GCSE results were less than outstanding. Its quite an uncomfortable moment. Students and parents were all still congratulatory at their…

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Not Outstanding

This is the first time in my teaching career that the GCSE results were less than outstanding. Its quite an uncomfortable moment. Students and parents were all still congratulatory at their son or daughters results, many coming to show me … Continue reading

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Feedback to Support Growth Mindset

This blog follows on from my previous one on growth mindset. All the resources and work I’ve used in relation to this can be found on this padlet. In that previous email I said that at my school we’d be focusing … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset: Where do we go now?

Before reading this blog it may be useful to read my first blog on mindset from this time last year which is here. I have just completed the analysis of the mindset questionnaires that we repeated with our students this … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset Update. 1 year on…

About a year ago I was preparing to launch growth mindset to the whole staff. Questionnaires to staff and students were going out and I was beginning to number crunch, wanting to be able to share the ‘mindset picture’ of … Continue reading

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