Monthly Archives October 2013

A Guide to Feedback

Pages: 27 pages Size: A4 glossy soft back cover Price: £10 Author: Tim Sully ‘A guide to marking feedback’ is a concise publication which challenges perceptions of what feedback is and who exactly it is for.  It will be of interest to anyone who leads on Assessment for Learning and is looking to raise awareness of what constitutes ‘good’ feedback. The publication offers 18 points to consider and is packed through with practical examples of what works in the classroom. More than just ‘top tips’, it examine the philosophy behind the giving and receiving of feedback and attempts to explain
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Loops of Learning

Pages: 50 pages Size: A4 glossy soft back cover Price: £15 Author: Tim Sully ‘Loops of Learning’ is a way of perceiving the learning journey. It recognises that learning is a continuum rather than a set of discrete episodes and as such helps the children and the teacher recognise the inter-connectivity of the curriculum. ‘Loops’ support the learners by making the learning journey highly visible. Children know why they are doing something, ‘We are doing this because…’, where the learning is going, who the learning is for, and how they can contribute to their own learning and the learning of
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Conducting a Work Scrutiny

Pages: 22 pages Size: A4 glossy soft back cover Price: £10 Author: Tim Sully Conducting a work scrutiny, sometimes called an extended work scrutiny, is a tool for capturing a snap shot of where a school is at a particular moment in time and using the evidence for forward planning. The difference between the extended work scrutiny as shown in this publication and a normal work scrutiny, is that the publication shows how schools can interrogate the data and then archive the material as a complete package. This means that in future when another extended work scrutiny is carried out,
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New school year, new beginnings: Learning Exchange North Somerset primary headteachers conference

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Maria Robinson  The first Learning Exchange North Somerset Primary Headteachers conference of the new school year took place at Cadbury House on 10th October 2013. The day began with Paul Jacobs outlining the future vision for the authority and referencing Stephen Covey Jnr’s ‘The Speed of Trust’. Next, Sue Ivermee shared with everybody the new logo for the Learning Exchange, affectionately known as ‘the clover’, which places the Well Educated Child at the centre of everything we
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