So if you have read Hirsch, you will know that knowledge is the biggest differential between pupils of high socio economic status and those of low. For us, at my academy, we have been focused on knowledge ever since I had the pleasure of visiting Michaela. We have introduced Knowledge Organisers, recap tests, knowledge exams etc etc.
However, we also have to improve our pupils’ vocabulary. We are currently exploring the online Bedrock package but in the mean time, one simple thing we do whole school is Word of the week.
Each week, I send out the word of the week. These words have…
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