Reading Time: 5 minutes Clothes are so important, aren’t they? With teachers returning to schools this week, my Twitter timeline has been full of teachers with their ‘back to school wardrobes’. There’s a lot of the Harkel rainbow pencil skirts, the Popsy maths dresses and the Popsy crayon dress, among others. Clothes make us feel comfortable, or safe, or more professional. Everyone has their own quirks and preferences. An outfit that makes us feel powerful. Most men also can’t fathom the glee that comes from discovering your dress actually has pockets!!
Reading Time: 13 minutes It’s been a difficult old year when it comes to predictions (and so many things, but let’s stay focused!). I’m … More Why are predicted grades so hard to give, and can we change it?
Reading Time: 10 minutes One of the new units I’m looking at for September is war poetry. In this post, I’m going to discuss my thoughts-in-progress about why that theme, and how I’m going about choosing the texts.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Below is my presentation for the TeamEnglish 2020 conference, July 4th 2020. Follow the conversation and other fab presentations on … More TENC20 – Oracy as a feminist act (presentation)
Reading Time: 7 minutes In the lesson before this, I’d read On the Sidewalk Bleeding with my Year 8 class, as part of a … More Poetry writing: A walk-through lesson
Reading Time: < 1 minute The video below explains some of our currrent curriculum thining. This is very much a “work in progress” video exploring … More The messy middle of curriculum planning