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The future of exams

After reading this Lizzie Marvelly article and also discussing exams with my good friend Linda over a Friday night drink, I am left wondering how much longer we will have the end of year exam. Increasing levels of stress and anxiety over relentless assessment, social media and other life crises have not helped our young… Continue reading The future of exams

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2018 Goals

We are nearly at the end of 2017 and already I am being asked what my goals as HOL will be for next year. I thought that I would take a look at the new standards and link my goals to those. Our school goals are around know and grow your learners, develop and support… Continue reading 2018 Goals

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Education Perfect Exams

This year our faculty, along with the science faculty, took a leap of faith and completed our Junior exams digitally through the wonderful Education Perfect platform. Our learners have had plenty of experience with using Education Perfect over the last six months in science, maths and English. We have set various tasks and assessments for… Continue reading Education Perfect Exams

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Can we truly personalise learning?

I have a dream! A vision of learners who are excited to come to school and learn because they have chosen what they will learn about and how they will do it. Their learning is totally personalised. If I was at school today I would want to learn how to form a rock band, write… Continue reading Can we truly personalise learning?

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Presenting to the BOT

On Wednesday 8th March I presented a condensed version of the English Faculty report to the Board of Trustees. I was quite nervous about this when I began my presentation but they quickly made me feel at ease even though a lot of questions were asked. Fortunately, I was able to answer the questions and… Continue reading Presenting to the BOT