Final CPD – celebration

Final CPD – celebration

Last night was our final CPD of the year; after the amazing year we’ve had it seemed fitting to celebrate!  And what better way to celebrate than a children’s party, complete with games!  Our amazing Hospitality department put together a veritable...

History Key Stage 3 Collaboration Day

Exploring the impact of nuclear technology Exploring Denazification Students from local middle schools attended a History Key Stage 3 Collaboration Day on Friday 24 March.  Working in mixed teams, they began with a collaborative observation task to review, analyse and...
Active revision

Active revision

Revision is going to feature frequently across our training programme over the next few weeks.  For our week 3 differentiated CPD this week, our middle leaders (subjects and pastoral) continued their NPQML programme with @AjrReid.  We usually then split staff into NQT...
“This is an outstanding school.”

“This is an outstanding school.”

We’ve been waiting ages for today.  Finally, we can tell everyone that we achieved an Outstanding grading in our Ofsted inspection at the end of February; we are absolutely delighted!  We now join a small group of schools that have successfully made the jump from...
Raising Achievement

Raising Achievement

Our focus for training this week was to bring everyone together to consider strategies for getting on with the business of raising achievement, specifically with year 11 following their recent trial exams. We used the analogy of ‘two sides of the coin’...
Update on our CPD sessions

Update on our CPD sessions

The return since Christmas seems to have flown by in its usual flurry of activity, so this post is a much belated update on what we’ve been doing during CPD. Since my last post, we’ve had two lots of week one training, one from our Literacy and Numeracy...