Whole School Computing Framework and Yearly Skills Progression

Many subject leaders are now looking at tightening their coverage for their year groups to ensure National Curriculum skills are both progressive and detailed. I have worked with other Computing leaders across my network of schools to help ensure there is a clear skills coverage and progression for each year group and tried where possibleContinue reading “Whole School Computing Framework and Yearly Skills Progression”

Episode 8 – Finding your Mojo

The word “mojo” derives from the Fula African language and relates to magic and spells to generate luck and power. How much luck have you had so far? Maybe it’s about making your own luck… Moco’o’ or ‘mojo’ means ‘medicine man’. In this episode we talk to the modern-day ‘medicine woman’- Hannah Boydon. With an impressiveContinue reading “Episode 8 – Finding your Mojo”

Episode 7 – Jelly and ice cream

The nurse will bring your desert in now… All you need to do is enjoy some comfort food. Get somewhere nice to sit down and take in some wonderful top tips to reduce your workload in the classroom and thrive in urban inner city schools with our lawyer turned teacher Arron Jelley.  #19 Don’t beContinue reading “Episode 7 – Jelly and ice cream”

Episode 6 – The immune booster

Get yourself out of your comfort zone. We look from the top of education and the first step on the path to a career in teaching with an ITE university lecturer. Listen to the vision and drive behind Mat Pullen’s take on education and school culture.  #16 Get to know your students. Relationships with yourContinue reading “Episode 6 – The immune booster”

Episode 5 – Send yourself to sleep

It all starts with a healthy diet. We start with Worcestershire sauce and marmite peanut butter to kick start our conversation with Matt Warne. This honest and open conversation aims to empower educators in schools across the UK. #13 It can be quite insular when you work in a small school, you’ve got to lookContinue reading “Episode 5 – Send yourself to sleep”

Episode 3 – Avoid the mood hoovers

This educator has a great story to tell about his route into teaching and some brilliant top tips to help you survive and thrive in your school- Jacob Woolcock.  Jacob’s top tips for the 1st aid kit: #7 Try not to get into a routine- try and keep things exciting and fresh! You need aContinue reading “Episode 3 – Avoid the mood hoovers”

Episode 4 – Open your door- let the fresh air in

We talk about being ‘brave’, consider the ‘why’ and asking for forgiveness after!  #10 Get involved- the more people you know in school the more you will enjoy work more. Get to know everyone- from the caretaker to the school office staff. #11 Realise you don’t need to be an expert in everything. The pupilsContinue reading “Episode 4 – Open your door- let the fresh air in”

Episode 2 – The Dr says ‘run it off!’

We talk to a man who has an impeccable immune system with 100% job satisfaction. With over 14 years experience we talk to Marc Faulder about his story and add three more vitamins into our medicine cabinet.  Marc’s vitamins include: #4 Meet other people- find people who are the same as you. Find free courseContinue reading “Episode 2 – The Dr says ‘run it off!’”