What is the Graduated Approach?

12 Oct 2018
by Tracy Edwards Teaching School Associate Director Tracy Edwards outlines the ‘graduated approach’, reflecting on how it can improve outcomes for pupils on ‘SEND Support’ Effective assessment is core to inclusive teaching and learning.  It gives the educator new insights on how learners are processing something, what (mis)understanding they have and how teaching...
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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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The art of leadership: From biscuits to bravery

08 May 2018
by Annie Grant In the fifth session of Camden's 2017/18 Middle Leaders Programme, facilitator Janet Wallace picked up from the last session by asking the group to think a little more about motivating teams. She introduced three models: Maslow's hierarchy of needs David McClelland's human motivation theory, and Kolb's experiential learning theory. After thinking about...
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Communicating values

23 Apr 2018
by Annie Grant 'When you are a headteacher, everything you do is about communicating your vision, ' Andrew Roach, Director of Education at GEO Academies in Surrey told delegates attending the fifth session of the 2017/18 Aspiring Leaders course. And delegates' own values - the reasons they came into teaching, why they wanted to be leaders - were at the heart of this very practical...
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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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