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Don’t believe the hype!

 I’ve been thinking about the whole topic of Twitter for some time. It’s a strange place, don’t get me wrong, Twitter has changed me on a professional level. Many of you will know that 3 years ago, I was trying to leave the profession but Heathfield and Twitter together changed me. So… Twitter Some boring […]

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December 20, 2011
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Heathfield Open day 18th October 2011

After opening up to allow over 40 parents into schoo for our ‘Open Day’, we collated the feedback given by the parents. 87% of parents that came to view the school graded behaviour as ‘Outstanding’ with the remaining 13% grading it as ‘Good’. Here the comments left on the feedback form that were tweeted out […]

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My 1st Assembly as Acting Headteacher

It was great to watch the faces of the children as they entered the hall with this being displayed on a 12ft screen. There were well over 100 messages from all over the globe welcoming our pupils back to school. You can read them below: Twitter widget error As HeathfieldCPS has had a complete makeover […]

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How Mr. Mitchell lost his hair…

In Literacy, we have been looking in detail at explanation texts. In preparation for their writing task on Friday, they will be presented with the the question: How did Mr. Mitchell lose his hair? If you are reading this, please could you spare a minute to suggest a brief reason explaining how I could have […]

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Don’t underestimate the power of ‘Real’ learning opportunities

As you may know, one of our ex-reluctant boy writers (Binyameen) is currently writing an ‘epic’ on our Year 6 Blog: Not only has Binyameen been inspired by comments from his readers, he has produced a text that other teachers are using in their classroom too. I received a tweet from Nikki (@APrimaryNQT on twitter) […]

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A pupil, a blog and a PLN!

Well what a day! There are some moments in your teaching career that are momentous enough that you just know will be a highlight when you look back on your career when we retire at 75. Today saw yet another sensationally magical moment. Here’s how it unfolded… I have managed to blend the Year 6 […]

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Twitter – What’s the big deal?

Twitter is unblocked in Bolton LA and even before it was unblocked I unblocked it at my school as I have been given filtering access/control by the LA. Twitter is regarded by many educators as the best CPD available and it is free. I follow 300 people (exclusively people linked to teaching and ICT) and […]

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April 13, 2010
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Our Zoo project using Twitter network!

I am starting a writing topic in year 6 that covers 6 genres of writing and our writing revision before SATs. As an introduction, I want the children to find zoos and wildlife centres all over the world. I used my personal learning network on Twitter by asking them to tweet their local zoo or […]

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Reflections on 2009.

As the year is drawing to a close I record my reflections on this last year. If someone had told me that I was going to be a very happy, very hard working Deputy Headteacher back in January, I would have said they had the wrong man. This time last year, I was teaching Year […]

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School launches Twitter for parents.

Since September 2009 my school has been focussing on how we communicate to parents. In this short time, we have revamped our school VLE to give us more of a web presence. We have introduced texting service to parents. Not only is the texting service used for general announcements, but it is used to pass on […]

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