Literacy and ICT

At the end of March, I presented at the Derbyshire LA ICT/Computing Conference. I was running a workshop on the use of ICT within Literacy lessons and I thought that I should share the links to the resources that I talked about. There are some that have been around...

Let Teachers Shine

This is a guest post, written by Graham Cooper Interview with Graham Cooper – SHINE What inspired me at school? Graham Cooper, Head of Product Strategy at Capita SIMS and former deputy head, reflects on his teaching days, when he witnessed the inspirational turnaround...

The Half-Way Point

This half-term has been a bit different to usual. Yes there are days out and yes, the nieces have come to visit, but I have also been into school, not for planning, but for completely redesigning my classroom. This post will also be an update on the classroom tour...

Looking back at 2013 #nurture1314

To be honest, 2013 was never going to top 2012 was it? Last year I got married, turned 30 and released my first book. 2013 would’ve had to be very special to come close. Although it didn’t have anything as huge as those events, it was a year of change for...

Sponsorship time…

It’s that time of year again. I will be running 10miles around Portsmouth in the Great South Run in just 31 days time. Am I ready? Not sure…but it will be fun finding out! I have created a sponsorship page and would very much appreciate any support that...

Moving On

This coming week sees a huge challenge and a big change in my teaching career. After three years at St John’s, I am moving to be a Year 3/4 Leader at Riders Junior School. So why the change? I have been teaching eight years and have worked in three different...