A week at the Welly – the college, not the academy | anewhoffod

I am your working-class girl. FSM, raised by a single parent for some years on benefits. I’m proud to be working class and I’m proud to say I have grafted hard to end up where I am.

I could only dream of studying at a private school where fees range from between £10,000 to £80,000 for a year’s education.

Now, I find myself working in an academy (state) that is sponsored by a private (independent) school and I am fascinated by the cross-over between the two sectors.

I have had the privilege of being at Wellington College this week to accompany 25 of my pupils at an Easter revision…

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A week at the Welly – the college, not the academy | anewhoffod

I am your working-class girl. FSM, raised by a single parent for some years on benefits. I’m proud to be working class and I’m proud to say I have grafted hard to end up where I am.

I could only dream of studying at a private school where fees range from between £10,000 to £80,000 for a year’s education.

Now, I find myself working in an academy (state) that is sponsored by a private (independent) school and I am fascinated by the cross-over between the two sectors.

I have had the privilege of being at Wellington College this week to accompany 25 of my pupils at an Easter revision…

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KS3 curriculum blog | anewhoffod

So we began this process nearly two and a half years ago and we are finally getting to the point where we have a curriculum which we think is fit for purpose and has lasting power.

Progression map

The first thing I did when the new specifications were announced was to look at the AO breakdown and the specimen assessment materials to have an understanding of the core skills being assessed and to what degree. I popped these onto a document and then, using old style APP, tracked these skill sets / AOs back so that we could provide a cohesive narrative across the three key stages.

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Curriculum blog | anewhoffod

So we began this process nearly two and a half years ago and we are finally getting to the point where we have a curriculum which we think is fit for purpose and has lasting power.

Progression map

The first thing I did when the new specifications were announced was to look at the AO breakdown and the specimen assessment materials to have an understanding of the core skills being assessed and to what degree. I popped these onto a document and then, using old style APP, tracked these skill sets / AOs back so that we could provide a cohesive narrative across the three key stages.

 

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Interleaving and approach to recall | anewhoffod

Over the past year, I’ve been conscious that we haven’t interleaved our texts as much as we should and that our pupils’ retention is poor so, this term, I’ve spent some time addressing both with my year 10 GCSE class.

Last term we taught ‘A Christmas Carol’ and this term we have moved on to Blood Brothers.

To ensure pupils do not forget what they have learnt from A Christmas Carol, I have embedded a simple three lesson structure (we have our literature pupils three times a week).

Lesson 1 – Do it now 1

Pupils are given a series of questions testing their recall of a particular stave….

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Interleaving and approach to recall | anewhoffod

Over the past year, I’ve been conscious that we haven’t interleaved our texts as much as we should and that our pupils’ retention is poor so, this term, I’ve spent some time addressing both with my year 10 GCSE class.

Last term we taught ‘A Christmas Carol’ and this term we have moved on to Blood Brothers.

To ensure pupils do not forget what they have learnt from A Christmas Carol, I have embedded a simple three lesson structure (we have our literature pupils three times a week).

Lesson 1 – Do it now 1

Pupils are given a series of questions testing their recall of a particular stave….

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Legacy by James Kerr | anewhoffod

I am a leader. I am a leader finding my way from the murky depths of leading an English department to the even murkier depths of leading on TL across the academy I work out.

It’s hard. It’s difficult and, for me, it is often plagued with uncertainty. I have days when I feel I am cracking it and days when I wonder what the hell I am doing.

For this reason, I love a good leadership book to root me back into what it means to be a leader.

Legacy by James Kerr is a superb read on leadership. Sharing 15 key lessons for leadership, the book offers strategy to ensure your team becomes a…

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