How do you teach oracy?

How do you teach oracy?
Warden House hold an Oracy Week in September each year and the key principle of the week is for teachers to engage pupils in the spoken work and encourage them to talk about story. Headteacher, Graham Chisnell shares what they got up to… Read More...

Fun Autumn Half Term Ideas

Fun Autumn Half Term Ideas
Although the weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in, there are loads of fun things to do outside this autumn so don’t miss out! Here are some ideas to make the most of your Half Term... Read More...

Week 5: Help I'm a New Teacher

Week 5: Help I'm a New Teacher
Ensure you look for evidence that shows how you are meeting each of the teacher standards. You should look at providing evidence for the heading (in bold) and you should aim to collect ONE piece of evidence for each standard every term (so six pieces of evidence throughout the year)... Read More...

Week 4: Help I'm a New Teacher

Week 4: Help I'm a New Teacher
I have been meeting with a lot of school-based mentors since my last blog entry and it’s great to hear their reports on how many of you are settling in. One of the questions that has cropped up several times is, what should my new teacher be collecting ready for their portfolio of evidence... Read More...

Week 3: Help I’m a New Teacher

Week 3: Help I’m a New Teacher
Week 3 as a new teacher. This is a good time to take a look at your social media settings and think about your posts as you don't need extra stress during your NQT Induction. Read More...

Why I think it’s the best job in the world...

Why I think it’s the best job in the world...
Being a teaching assistant is the most fantastic job. It's challenging, emotional and most of all so very rewarding, you definitely get out what you put in! Every day is different from working in class alongside the class teacher, to taking out groups of children and watching them develop, learning new things from those tricky times tables to tying their shoe laces, and feeling a sense of achievement that you have contributed to their journey and taught them things that they might not have otherwise known. Read More...
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