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Wroughton Junior School, Wiltshire ~ Day 1

| February 13, 2014 | 2 Comments 

The first of two days working alongside the staff, and pupils, from Wroughton Junior School, Wroughton, near Swindon, in Wiltshire.

A magical morning with 60+ Y6 pupils and their teachers. Continue Reading

Milton Park Federated Primary School, Portsmouth ~ Day 2

| February 11, 2014 | 4 Comments 

Our second day at Milton Park Federated Primary School in Southsea, Portsmouth. Following yesterday’s INSET today we had the pleasure of spending time with the pupils and their teachers, and went all analog, in an exploration of the world of words. Continue Reading

Milton Park Federated Primary School, Portsmouth ~ Day 1

| February 10, 2014 | 5 Comments 

Today, an INSET Day at Milton Park Federated Primary School in Southsea, Portsmouth, thanks to Headteacher Julie Smith, and to Lee Branscombe, Deputy Head Teacher for organising our two day visit. Continue Reading

‘IT to Support Literacy’ Conference, Leicester

| February 7, 2014 | 80 Comments 


A pleasure to be here at King Power Stadium, Leicester City Football, to lead the morning session for the Whatever it Takes (WiT)  ‘IT to Support Literacy’ Conference here in Leicester, and to then close the conference with a final note.

With the key focus for today being about reading, and literacy, we explored the many Web2 tools and  the use of computers games that can inspire and enhance the development of reading, and writing, in children of all ages and abilities.

A creative, interactive session around developing imaginative ways of using ICT to enhance learning in schools.

We had the joy of eventually catching up with the team from ‘Teach Your Monster to Read‘, a free and incredibly valuable resource we have been sharing with schools all over the country. Teach your Monster to Read is a free game that helps children to practise their phonics and reading skills. Continue Reading

ICT to Inspire Event Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

| February 5, 2014 | 49 Comments 

Lovely, to be in Aberystwyth,  for a full on day with over 120 delegates from across the Ceredigion region. Continue Reading

The Rofft Primary School, Marford, Wrexham ~ Day 2

| February 4, 2014 | 3 Comments 

A day with Key Stage 2 staff, and pupils, at The Rofft Primary School, Marford, near Wrexham, North Wales and again a host of visiting colleagues from: Ysgol Bryn Hedydd, Barkers Lane School, Cornist Park School, Bronington V.A.P. Primary, Ysgol Emmanuel, St Mary’s Aided School, Overton, Ysgol Heulfan, Ysgol Acrefair, Southdown Primary, Ysgol Owen Jones, Cefn Mawr County Primary, Trelawnyd VA School, Ysgol Maes Y Mynydd, Holt Primary, Rhosddu Primary, Broughton Primary,  Madras Wrexham, Ysgol y Foel, Ysgol Melyd, Park CP, Ysgol Pennant, All Saints School Gresford, Sealand CP, Gwernynydd School and Llywelyn School. Continue Reading

The Rofft Primary School, Marford, Wrexham ~ Day 1

| February 3, 2014 | 9 Comments 

A full on day with the Foundation Phase folk at The Rofft Primary School, Wynnstay Lane, Marford, Wrexham.

A morning with the Year 2 class, their teachers and visiting colleagues focusing on talk and writing, an afternoon with the teaching staff looking at a plethera of tech that can enhance, support and develop the remarkable things the school already does, even further, and then an evening with the Y3/4 pupils and their parents. The schools joining us are: Ysgol Bryn Hedydd, Barkers Lane School, Cornist Park School, Bronington V.A.P. Primary, Ysgol Emmanuel, St Mary’s Aided School, Overton, Ysgol Maes y Llan, Ysgol Heulfan, Ysgol Acrefair, Southdown Primary, Ysgol Owen Jones, Cefn Mawr County Primary, Trelawnyd VA School, Shotton Infants, Old School Lane Centre, Ysgol Maes Y Mynydd, Holt Primary, Rhosddu Primary, Broughton Primary and Madras Wrexham. Continue Reading

22nd Annual West Sussex Primary Leadership Conference – Headteachers

| January 30, 2014 | 6 Comments 

The Arora Hotel, Crawley, West Sussex, for the second day of the 22nd Annual West Sussex Primary Leadership Conference, and today we were joined Headteachers from across the region. Continue Reading

22nd Annual West Sussex Primary Leadership Conference – Deputy & Assistant Headteachers

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Another fast paced whiz, down the country, to The Arora Hotel, Crawley, West Sussex for the 22nd Annual West Sussex Primary Leadership Conference, today with Deputy & Assistant Headteachers.

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Victoria Junior School, Workington, Cumbria ~ Day 2

| January 28, 2014 | 11 Comments 

Our second day at Victoria Junior School, Workington, and headteacher Pauline Robertson has organised an inventive training day, creating an INSET while the children are still in school ~ powerful learning taking place everywhere. Continue Reading

Victoria Junior School, Workington, Cumbria ~ Day 1

| January 27, 2014 | 4 Comments 

A slightly diluted trip (oh, the joys of the English weather system) up to the incredible scenery of Cumbria, for the first of two days alongside Pauline Robertson, her colleagues, and children, at Victoria Junior School, Workington.

The school has been really inventive, to organise a day of lessons alongside the pupils from Year 5/6, and those from Year 2, but to enable a day, tomorrow, with just the staff, whilst the school continues.

Mysterious! Fabulous! Amazing! Intriguing! Continue Reading