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March 30, 2011
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Good teachers are learning conductors…

Teachers… We have LA Review Days, OFSTED Inspections, Parents’ Evenings, Lesson Observations, Playground Duties, Meetings and so much more. Sometimes I hear people struggling to find a reason to carry on. There is not a day goes by in my job when I am not reminded how lucky I am to be working in such […]

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Chorlton ICT Spring Conference Links

Below, you will find my very simple Prezi and all the links to some fantastic blog posts that I will be showcasing during my presentation at Chorlton Park Primary School on 24th March 2011. The Prezi is just for my benefit to keep me on track but thought it best to share: Sprogs with Blogs […]

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NAACE Impact Award 2011

As many of you will know, I was absolutely thrilled to hear during our OFSTED inspection that I had won the Primary section of the NAACE ICT Impact Award. I had been planning to attend the Gala Dinner but when we got the call on Monday morning, I immediately phoned NAACE and told them that […]

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What advice could you give to someone that you think is being bullied?

After my assembly on Wednesday, I asked you to think about how different ways you could help someone that is being bullied. Although we don’t have a problem at Heathfield, you may know people who are or have been bullied. Please leave a comment if you have any advice. I shall share this on Friday! […]

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March 16, 2011
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Can you help me?

To show some important visitors how I use mine and the pupils’ wider network to help and engage my pupils, I’m asking a BIG favour! Please could you spare 2 minutes and write a few sentences about whether Zoos are good or bad? I have left an example on the PrimaryPad but it would really […]

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Whole School Phonics INSET.

When we wanted some training for all staff on Phonics/Letters and Sounds we asked around and seemed to be getting nowhere. With LAs being torn apart we were finding it hard finding anyone! Then through both Dianne’s and mine PLN we came across Linda Percival (@ConsultantLinda on Twitter)- A National Strategies Advisor in the NW […]

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NAACE Impact Award 2011

I was blown away when a member of my PLN nominated me for the NAACE ICT Impact Award. Here are the words from their nomination: David introduced blogging to his school in Autumn 2009. From humble beginnings, the blogs of Heathfield have burgeoned into, what is now, nothing short of an international phenomenon. The school’s […]

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Mission Statement Wordle

Over the last month, the Heathfield community has been thinking hard about a new Mission Statement. After a few assemblies and many lessons with the pupils at Heathfield. I copied in ALL the blog posts, poems and words that the pupils/staff and Governors came up with and placed them in a wordle. The plan was […]

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Sometimes, things just go right!

You just know you’ve done something right when you put a video on the pupils blog like this one: The pupils watched the video many times so they could grab the information, they categorised the information and produced non-chronological reports with no support. Just take a look at some of the in the webpage displayed […]

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Shame on our Department for Education!

I was told through Twitter that a video planned, produced, edited and blogged by my Year 6 class was on the Government’s intranet as ‘Clip of the Week’. I was delighted and much more importantly, the pupils were so proud! Due to the nature of the video which, you can see below, was all about […]

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Our BETT 2011 Seminar

Thanks to the guys at Techsmith who came along to video the seminar that delivered with the pupils at the BETT Show on January 14th 2011. The session ran for just over an hour including questions and answers. Please do watch some of it at least – I recommend you skip over the first 20 […]

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