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Quizzing for HL

This year, as a school, we have been focused on trying to support students be more successful with their Home Learning/homework. Home Learning is a constant battle for many schools but in my opinion it is worth fighting as long … Continue reading

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#lovingthelearning

Originally posted on lovingthelearning:
The catchphrase #lovingthelearning entered my vocabulary at some point in the year 2013 after being inspired to join Twitter. I think it was first used in my then GCSE class and I suppose it has come to sum…

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Top 10 ways to help with the marking workload

The report produced by the government last year has got schools thinking sensibly again about the workload that can be produced by excessive or unrealistic marking policies. This is an important issue in all schools and undoubtedly a correct balance … Continue reading

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Revision Tips for Parents

There is much advice out there for students on how to revise. However, exam time is also a stressful time for parents who worry about their children and the pressures they face in taking these all important exams. Parents need advice and … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Therapy and Testing with Kahoot

This year in our school we are focusing on the PiXL idea of Diagnosis, Therapy and Testing (DTT)  as a key school priority. I’ve blogged about this already here. Recently, we had a staff CPD session where a number of … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Therapy and Testing

As a school, we have worked within PiXL over the last few years and have gained a lot from their approach known as Diagnosis, Therapy and Testing (DTT). This is a fantastic approach to raising achievement and supporting Teaching and Learning. We have used … Continue reading

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Coast 2 Coast update

With just over 2 months to go I and 3 other colleagues from Norton College in the heart of rural North Yorkshire are preparing to cycle the Way of the Roses cycle route from Morecambe to Bridlington. Training has been … Continue reading

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