Zin wasn’t built in a day – the importance of teamwork

16 May 2018
by Annie Grant In the ancient city of Atlantis, a solid, rectangular obelisk, called a Zin, was built in honour of the goddess Tina. The structure took less than two weeks to complete . On which day of the week the obelisk was completed?  It takes a team to work it out, as delegates on the fourth session of Camden's 2017/18 Middle Leaders Programme found out. The purpose of...
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What is triangulated assessment and how can it best serve SEND pupils?

18 Apr 2018
by Tracy Edwards  In Social Science, the term triangulation is used to refer to the use of a range of different methods, to source information for research. For example, a sociological study into the lifestyles of teachers post-retirement might look at a combination of questionnaires, interviews (and/or observations of mid-week leisure activities!). Triangulated assessment therefore...
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Words do not confine me

15 Mar 2018
A poem written by an IoE student, following a week-long placement in a Swiss Cottage School classroom, as part of 'What's Special About Special?'.   Words do not confine me My diagnosis does not define me I am not a twitch, a fit, a tick I am not a bite, a hit, a kick I am not a set of behaviours to control I am a person, I have a soul. Every day I struggle...
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What kind of leader are you? Do your staff see red when you communicate with them, does conflict make you blue?

07 Mar 2018
by Annie Grant The third session of the 2017/18 Aspiring Leaders course focused on leading teaching and learning. In the morning, Gail Weir, headteacher at Waverley School, Enfield, revealed the outcomes of a questionnaire - E. H. Porter's Strengths deployment inventory - that participants had completed earlier. Each participant received a personalised printout, which...
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Toolkits and Glasses

23 Feb 2018
Developing Initial Teacher Trainees as ‘SEND champions’ by Tracy Edwards Throughout a full career (spanning many different roles, across several different schools) a teacher will inevitability encounter numerous situations which they could not have possibly predicted.  Very many pupils will present with unique learning differences, requiring highly personalised...
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