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The Raglan Schools, Enfield ~ Day 2

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments 

The Raglan Schools

The Raglan Schools, a Federation of Raglan Infant School and The Raglan Junior School.

Thank you to head teacher, Martin Kelsey, and the staff, yesterday, for coming with us on a whistle stop tour of a huge amount of digital delights, some old, some brand, spanking new, and for thinking about how they can be applied to bring learning alive, even more, across the curriculum.

As a Mac school, there were some great Apple~centric delights to explore too… … … …

Myst IVToday, alongside the children, we went on some wondrous wanderings in the world words. Who would’ve guessed, 12 years ago, that the simple ideas of using a computer game, and it’s remarkable, peaceful, beautiful experiences, to inspire children’s writing, would have such a long-lasting, widely spread effect. After all this time, that simple concept remains powerful. The idea has been developed even further than could have been imagined back then, by others, in their classes, and great heights have been reached.

Back then the original lessons took place, noone could have guessed the world of the web would take off in such a way too!  The simple starter, of using these experiences to motivate some incredible descriptive narrative, simile, metaphor, and flights of fantasy, is just that: a beginning.

Well done indeed, to the children today, who took off, and flew, putting their scribbly sticks paper, to record some stunning ideas.

The Raglan Schools, Enfield ~ Day 1

| November 3, 2014 | 9 Comments 

Raglan Schools

The Raglan SchoolsINSET Day at The Raglan Schools, a Federation of Raglan Infant School and The Raglan Junior School, in Bush Hill Park, Enfield, Greater London.

Since federation, the schools have been working hard to work closely together creating common policy and practice to ensure that we over a seamless learning journey from Nursery through to Year 6.

Martin Kelsey, Headteacher, reflects on the school’s pathway:

As Headteacher, I often think that a school is on a journey. We have our sights set on where we are now and where we would like to be. My Raglan journey began in 2012 with bringing two quite different schools together in a federation. We set out to achieve a common goal and create a smooth journey from Nursery to Year 6. We set out to inspire our pupils and to have them engage with their own learning.

Both schools have many great features and amazing staff and it has been about sharing, making the most of our skills and expertise so that all our pupils can experience a quality education.

We are doing well on our journey and striving ahead to improve even further. We are excited to welcome Tim and Sarah to inspire us some more, to keep us thinking outside the box.


Enfield: Games Based Learning Network – Thoughts

| October 5, 2009 | 0 Comments 

MystIII 010Thank you to Andrew Rhodes, of Central Enfield City Learning Centre for recording his thoughts on our visit.

“The training sessions have gone better than either I or my colleagues could have hoped for.

If you have never seen Tim teach a class of children, then you have missed out! Last week, at Galliard School, Tim was able to build a rapport with three groups of 60 children almost immediately and within minutes he had them inspired, excited and ready to go wherever the story Tim very cleverly constructed with the children’s ideas and some clever use of sound and imagery.

For those people who think that it is all about playing computer games, I have to say you could not be any more wrong. Continue Reading

Enfield :Games Based Learning Network Day 2

| October 2, 2009 | 15 Comments 

Enfield 001Following yesterday’s very enjoyable day at Galliard Primary school, with their delightful pupils, we are today at Central Enfield City Learning Centre working with the teachers involved in Enfield’s Games Based Learning Network.

And, more fun was had by all… Continue Reading

Enfield : Games Based Learning Network Day 1

| October 1, 2009 | 6 Comments 

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Thank you to Andrew Rhodes from the Central Enfield City Learning Centre (CLC) and Alison Martin, Primary Literacy Coordinator for Enfield LA, for inviting us to lead the start of an exciting project.

Today, we were lucky to spend time with the staff and pupils at Galliard Primary School and were joined by visiting colleagues from Chase Side Primary, Merryhills Primary, Bowes Primary, Raynham Primary, Freezywater St George Primary, Hadley Wood School, George Spicer Primary, Raglan Junior, Oakthorpe Primary and St James C of E PrimaryContinue Reading

South East Wales Special Schools Consortium ~ Day 1

| May 7, 2015 | 6 Comments 

South East Wales Special Schools Consortium

A trip to The Conference Centre, Ty Dysgu near Cardiff for a day of inventive INSET for teachers and teaching assistants from The Court Special School, and colleagues from other similar special schools in the area: Greenhill School, Meadowbank School, Ysgol Bryn Castell, Greenfield School and Bryn-y-Deryn PRU.

As alterations work their way in over the next couple of years, it is a big time of change for education in Wales.

Thank you to Bev Smith and Matt Howden from The Court school for organising our visit. Matt shared:

We have been looking forward to Tim and Sarah enthusing us with their creative use of ICT to develop literacy skills across the curriculum. This project has been part funded by Welsh Government, through the national support framework in developing the national numeracy and literacy framework.

Matt Howden

Belle Vue Primary School, Wordsley, Dudley ~ Day 1

| January 6, 2014 | 20 Comments 

What a fun way to start the new year: A two day visit to Belle Vue Primary School, Wordsley, Dudley, in the West Midlands, joined by colleagues from Leamore Primary, Moorlands Primary, Mount Pleasant Primary, Queen Victoria Primary, Glynne Primary, Fairhaven Primary, Blanford Mere Primary, Brierley Hill Primary and Greenfield Primary. Continue Reading

Athersley South and Worsbrough Common PS ~ Day 1

| March 11, 2013 | 22 Comments 

At Athersley South Primary School  with all the staff from Worsbrough Common Primary School  and visiting colleagues from:

Athersley North Primary, Birdwell Primary School, Birkwood Primary, Birley Spa Primary, Carrfield Primary Academy, Cobblers Lane Primary, Darton College, Darton Primary School, Greenfield Primary School, Heathergarth Primary, Horizon Community College, Hoyland Common, Lacewood Primary School, Longley Primary School, Mapplewell Primary School, Middlethorpe Primary, Mundella Primary School, Penistone St John the Baptist, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Springwell Community School, Thurgoland C E School, Ward Green Primary, Wellgate Primary School, Wilthorpe Primary School, St James School and St Helens Primary. Continue Reading

Tom’s training triumph

| November 14, 2010 | 2 Comments 

Hi Tim,

I attended one of your games based learning days  last year, at Galliard in Enfield, and have found the ideas you provided  inspiring and have used these within my own school setting where I have measured considerable impact. Continue Reading