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Marking policy

A key focus for the Professional Learning Team in 2018 has been research and development of a new whole-school marking policy. The driver has been to take the latest research into marking and feedback and apply this to deliver the best outcomes for students. A second...

Punctuation Matters – Part 2

We all agree that punctuation matters. Without it, meanings are lost and ideas are unclear. As teachers we need to model the correct use of punctuation, and teach our students how to punctuate their writing accurately. Here's a handy guide to punctuation: Punctuation...

Punctuation Matters

Why does punctuation matter? Here's Edgar Allan Poe reflecting on the point of punctuation: That punctuation is important all agree; but how few comprehend the extent of its importance! The writer who neglects punctuation, or mis-punctuates, is liable to be...

Why is reading for pleasure important?

'Reading for pleasure isn’t separate from learning to read.' - Pam Allyn   We often hear about the benefits students can reap if they read for pleasure.  Schools and parents are keen to try and instil this joy in their students/children. But why does it matter? There...

Blended Learning – Tech for Teachers Awards 2018

One of the challenges in edTech is having the time to identify the apps and websites that can make a difference in your subject. We know the benefits of general purpose teaching tools such as Kahoot, Padlet or Quizlet but the search for game-changers in specific...

#Finish the Forest – Whole school Science Week project

     What a treemendous week! Sandringham School celebrated Science Week 2018 with an exciting whole school project in partnership with The Woodland Trust called Finish the Forest. The challenge was to get every student in the school out to Heartwood Forest in...

Are flashcards improving performance in our students?

Many of our students are well informed about how to revise. This is in part due to The Memory Clock, a revision tool devised at Sandringham. Flashcards are a technique that can be used alongside the clock, and have long been promoted to improve knowledge retention. In...

How to make meaningful use of assessment feedback lessons

This years conference was all about 'review' and 'refresh'. As Sandringham had already introduced ReAct as a marking policy, mindful marking was all about reviewing our practice and ensuring that we were working smarter, not harder. This session at conference aimed to...

Retrieval Practice

I was motivated to learn more about Retrieval Practice by meeting recently Dr Efrat Furst, a neuroscientist and education researcher from Harvard University, on a visit to Sandringham where she spoke at ResearchEd St Albans We have been working on...

Outstanding lesson planning

Resources from the ATSA GO Programme on outstanding lesson planning. GO Lesson planning

Blended Learning Master Class

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