From the Sandpit…

Musings on all things education by an ex-pat teaching in Dubai, passionate about talent development, teaching English, evidence informed practice and collaboration :)



Back at the chalkface: What’s working!

Reflection Section

Nearly two weeks in to teaching at my new school, finally beginning to find my feet and learning a great deal by ‘having a go’ at trialling a variety of teaching and learning strategies from my repertoire, to find out what works best with my new junior Historians and English all-stars. Continue reading “Back at the chalkface: What’s working!”

Inclusivity, challenge and Austin’s butterfly….

If you want the elephant to grow, feed it, dont weigh it….

Teaching & Learning Hub meetings One and Two 16/9/13 & 11/11/13

Top 40: Highly Effective School Leadership

Having spent a bit of time creating documents for a ‘Leadership Handbook’ that myself and other colleagues put together for academic year 2013-14. It really got me thinking about what makes a highly effective school leader. As always I sought much inspiration from the #Twitteratti and thought I would gather together a selections of the best blog posts I have read on this subject, for the purpose of sharing with other leaders in my school. This is my top no particular order.. Continue reading “Top 40: Highly Effective School Leadership”

Leading a Learning Community from the middle….

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