Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Why some schools excel

Ofsted have just published a report that showcases twelve schools in challenging circumstances that have been rated as 'outstanding' in at least two inspections and examines the elements that have created this success.
To find out more go here.

Working with Gifted and Talented pupils

Teachers TV has a new programme that examines how one school in London supports its Gifted and Talented pupils across a range of subjects. Their strategies could be used and adapted in your own lessons. Watch the programme here.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009


If you are finding your job particularly stressful you may like to know that help is at hand from the Teacher Support Network which describes itself as: "a group of independent charities and a social enterprise that provide practical and emotional support to staff in the education sector and their families"
If you go to their website, here, you can access information, and personalised guidance from professional coaches.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Creativity and education

Ewan McIntosh is a Scottish educator who who produces a blog on Education, ICT and other related matters. He has recently written in response to a new book by Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity in Education which raises some challenging ideas about the role of the teacher and schools in promoting creativity. To read more go here.