Archive for April, 2013

Creative Teaching And Learning Magazine

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013


Creative Teaching and Learning: Incorporating creativity and critical thinking into your school.

The school curriculum is changing, and we need creativity in our classrooms more than ever before. Michael Gove may be ploughing on with his plans for a new facts-based curriculum, but Ofsted are increasingly stressing the need for learner engagement, lively creative teaching, the use of dialogic teaching approaches and student collaboration…

MoE Study Days at Grimley and Holt CE Primary School

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

ghTuesday May 21st, 2013 & October 22nd, 2013

The staff and children of Grimley and Holt CE Primary School invite you to visit their school for a Mantle of the Expert Study Day.

Come and see how we empower children through our creative enterprise approach.

Watch experienced class teachers harness children’s natural ability to place them in the driving seat of their learning.

‘The outstanding curriculum is carefully planned. The innovative practice of teaching through drama and inquiry is now well established and recognised nationally as leading practice.’ OFSTED 2010.

Open letter to all teachers concerned by the draft National Curriculum

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

This letter was originally published by Debra Kidd – @debrakidd – on her website Love Learning

Debra was the only practicing teacher invited to sign the “100 Academics” letter published in the Independent – “100 academics savage Education Secretary Michael Gove for ‘conveyor-belt curriculum’ for schools”

Many teachers contacted Debra asking if they could add their voices to the protest. This is her response.