Tag Archives: Teacher


Just had my 1st formal, external officer, observation. The context was one of school improvement where all teaching staff were being observed to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching of reading across the school. Guided reading, English and phonics were … Continue reading

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Child led learning

This makes so much sense it’s crazy. Thanks Stephen Heppell

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2nd becomes 1st

Having an absolute blast in my second placement. Didn’t anticipate how much I would enjoy teaching this age group. the workload is similar however the shift is much more towards resource preparation. One aspect that I like a lot in … Continue reading

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2nd School Placement

Week one of  a brief foray into an alternate Key Stage (student age group). Further adjustment to practice is required although I am beginning to feel more comfortable in my own skin. My curiosity still remains and I am revelling … Continue reading

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2nd Interview

The GTP selection / application process continues with unrelenting rigour. Revisiting Northampton proved to be a more relaxed experience for a couple of reasons. One of the key differences is that they removed the, somewhat synthetic, literacy lesson delivery and … Continue reading

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