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Hi! I currently work in London as an Assistant Headteacher. I love all things teaching and learning! I am extremely passionate about education and find researching and creating new strategies and ideas exciting. The world of teaching and leading in England is highly stressful and it's up to all of us to look after each other's well-being...I hope my resources save you some precious time.

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Hi! I currently work in London as an Assistant Headteacher. I love all things teaching and learning! I am extremely passionate about education and find researching and creating new strategies and ideas exciting. The world of teaching and leading in England is highly stressful and it's up to all of us to look after each other's well-being...I hope my resources save you some precious time.
Personal Statement for Assistant Headteacher for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum FOR ADULTS
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Personal Statement for Assistant Headteacher for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum FOR ADULTS

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This is my own personal statement for the position of Assistant Headteacher for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum - a job which I got. Being able to download someone else’s personal statement while writing mine, would have been a huge help. Therefore, I thought offering mine, would give practitioners an option to view one before they start writing their own and thus having new ideas and a clear structure. Obviously, every personal statement should be tailored to the person specification but it is easy to use ideas from this personal statement and shuffle them around accordingly. I have removed specific names from the personal statement and instead typed, XXX.
Fun and Thought-Provoking Mental Well-Being Booklet full of activities
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Fun and Thought-Provoking Mental Well-Being Booklet full of activities

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Good mental well-being has become harder to maintain as life becomes increasingly hectic. That's why it must be our priority to help pupils to understand their own mental well-being and know how to improve it. This great 12 page booklet is full of activities aimed at supporting pupils to improve and maintain a healthy mental well-being. Activities range from thinking about what makes them happy to designing their own happy place to setting goals to thinking about how helping others can lead to being a happier person. The activities are suitable to support a 9 week programme on mental well-being, which should become a priority in every curriculum. Any questions, please just ask.
Thought-Provoking Mental Well-Being presentation full of activities for 10 lessons
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Thought-Provoking Mental Well-Being presentation full of activities for 10 lessons

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Good mental well-being has become harder to maintain as life becomes increasingly hectic. That's why it must be our priority to help pupils to understand their own mental well-being and know how to improve it. This great presentation is full of ideas, starters, suggested activities and examples aimed at supporting pupils to improve and maintain a healthy mental well-being. Activities range from thinking about what makes them happy to designing their own happy place to setting goals to thinking about how helping others can lead to being a happier person. The activities are suitable to support a 10 week programme on mental well-being, which should become a priority in every curriculum. Any questions, please just ask.
Pupil Survey to gather Pupil Voice
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Pupil Survey to gather Pupil Voice

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A editable pupil survey to better understand primary school pupils’ thoughts and feelings about their lessons, class and school. The survey uses for cats’ faces for a bit of fun! There are closed 16 questions and 2 open questions at the end. I have used this survey from Y1-Y6. I read and explained the questions to classes.
Pirate themed English planning and resources - two weeks of fun writing experiences for KS1
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Pirate themed English planning and resources - two weeks of fun writing experiences for KS1

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A two week (10 lessons) English plan with resources for all activities. A fun and engaging way to excite KS1 pupils to write. Includes lots of different writing genres: instructional writing, descriptions, directional writing and much more. If you do have any questions or need any support, please send me a message. *My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you!*
Summer Holiday Assembly - last assembly of the year - a chance to reflect & think about safety
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Summer Holiday Assembly - last assembly of the year - a chance to reflect & think about safety

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An important assembly for the end of the year. This assembly thinks about how children can stay safe in the sun, safe if they are playing on their own and safe if they are using the Internet. It also asks pupils to reflect on the year that has just been. Included are songs and a quiz. A chance to say goodbye for the year... If you do have any questions or need any support, please send me a message. Please do review my resources. Thank you!
Identification / Classification Keys Presentation - Science - fun and engaging
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Identification / Classification Keys Presentation - Science - fun and engaging

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A fun presentation on identification keys for the Science curriculum. The powerpoint runs through what an identifcation key is, examples of identification keys, how to structure an identification key, two fun activities (involving biscuits and Frozen characters) for pupils to have a go at, plus a homework task! This lesson was used with my Y5 class but can easily be adapted for 8-14 year olds. If you do have any questions or need any support, please send me a message. *My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you!*
Promoting SMSC - British Values - informative assembly and guidance on running a British Values Day
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Promoting SMSC - British Values - informative assembly and guidance on running a British Values Day

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I recently ran a very successful British Values Day. I began the day by inviting parents/carers/governors in and delivered the attached assembly presentation to them as well as to pupils. I then gave each class a value of their own (see guidance). Classes were able to be as creative as they liked but were asked to give me one outstanding piece of display work so I could create a British Values display at the entrance of the school (see photo of display). Pupils dressed-up in their cultural clothes or wore red/blue/white and all brought in a 'gold coin donation' to give to charity. The assembly goes through each of the British Values and their meanings. There is a song and video clip attached as well as a short quiz at the end. Promoting British Values is extremely important, Ofsted say: 'Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, within this, the promotion of fundamental British values, are at the heart of the school’s work.' Powerpoint could also be used for a KS2 lesson on British Values. If you have any questions or need any support, send me a message and I'll do anything I can to help. Please do review any resources that you download - many thanks!
NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016
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NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016

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This assignment includes my: blood, sweat and tears! This is my NPQSL assignment and is focused on improving writing in a primary school. I really wish I’d had an NPQSL example assignment to look at while I was writing mine as it would have stopped me second guessing myself. However, I passed with flying colours and am now offering mine to you to make the process much easier. I uploaded the assignment on 8.2.16 and received feedback on 29.3.16. Feedback (as shown on first page) awarded all of the 9 competencies as passed at the required level. The written feedback was excellent and only includes strengths, no areas for development. I have deleted several appendices because they included photographic evidence of specific events/individuals. I would recommend that you consider doing this also as visuals are always a nice break from a lengthy piece of text. However, I have kept my action plan and report to the Headteacher in the appendices as I feel these are important for your reference. My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you! A section from my written feedback: 'Strengths were demonstrated in Delivering continuous improvement as your priorities for improvement were clearly linked to your vision for the project. You regularly reviewed progress and reflected on actions and achievements of pupils in writing. The Action plan and strategies were fully implemented and you skilfully monitored planning, teaching, learning and assessment data. Throughout the project you remained solution-focused. In terms of Modelling excellence in leadership of teaching and learning you demonstrated excellent leadership of teaching and learning. You set up and embedded the writing initiatives and adapted the teaching and learning approaches to suit the needs of pupils. It is evident that you have high expectations, model excellence and vision and have shared ideas and practice very effectively. Staff have been provided with the clarity they need in order to feel empowered and accountable in their role. Strengths were demonstrated in Learning focus as you set up and embedded the writing initiative and applied theory and knowledge of learning to improve outcomes for pupils. It is evident that you are committed to learning and achieving excellence and led valuable inset for staff to improve their subject knowledge in grammar, planning and writing. ’
A visual and informaive presentation on Notting Hill Carnival in August, London
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A visual and informaive presentation on Notting Hill Carnival in August, London

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A presentation for assembly or for a lesson on Notting Hill Carnival. The 13 slide presentation explains what a carnival is, what inspired the Notting Hill Carnival, the history of the carnival, what happens at the carnival and lots of fun facts. The presentation is finished with a 8 question quiz and answers. If you have any questions or need any support, please send me a message! My resources all use English spelling but can easily be adapted. Please review my resources - thank you!
Presentation on improving mental well-being in your school - for SLT and governors
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Presentation on improving mental well-being in your school - for SLT and governors

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This presentation was created for SLT and governors to consider how to improve the mental well-being of their staff; a topic, which I feel strongly about. In the current climate, it is more important than ever to look after the mental well-being of staff. This presentation has: an intro, facts and figures, a look into what mental well-being is and how it impacts a school and some tips for getting started on how to improve the mental well-being of your staff. This presentation can be adapted to suit other audiences by changing some of the wording. If you have any questions or need any support, send me a message and I'll do anything I can to help. Please do review any resources that you download - many thanks!
The Dodo presentation - engaging, visual writing stimulus on the extinct bird from Mauritius
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The Dodo presentation - engaging, visual writing stimulus on the extinct bird from Mauritius

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Presentation on the dodo bird, which I used with my class as writing stimulus. Pupils loved learning about the funny-looking bird and its interesting history. Powerpoint contains information on: history, extinction, fun facts and dodos in the media. There is also a word list included with ambitious vocabulary. I used this presentation for: information leaflets, story writing, poems and a tourist brochure on Mauritius. If you do have any questions or need any support, please send me a message. *My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you!*
Slow Writing Strategy - presentation for staff and resources for pupils year 1 - 6
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Slow Writing Strategy - presentation for staff and resources for pupils year 1 - 6

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I am a fan of the slow writing technique by David Didau, www.learningspy.co.uk Here is a presentation on slow writing, which I created for a staff meeting. It goes through: -what slow writing is -how slow writing is beneficial -an example of slow writing -two activities for staff to complete -how teachers can experiment and take the research further I have also created two examples of objectives slow writing for every year group (year 1 - 6) based on the current national curriculum. These can be used straight away in class or can easily be adapted to suit individual classes/pupils. I spend a great deal of time making resources and hope they save you time! Any questions, amendment suggestions or feedback are always greatly received. Thank you!
Anglo-Saxon cross-curricular activity pack - planning and resources for 10 lessons
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Anglo-Saxon cross-curricular activity pack - planning and resources for 10 lessons

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A fun and engaging activity pack. These 10 lessons can be done individually or stretched into longer learning journeys. Planning - a brief description of 10 cross-curricular activities linked to: art, English, maths, history and geography. Activities - resources linked to Anglo-Saxon times, including writing coded messages in Runes, understanding the story of St. Cuthbert and designing a Sutton Hoo mask. There is also a useful list of Anglo-Saxon related websites attached. If you do have any questions or need any support, please send me a message. *My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you!*
International Peace Day 21st September - informative and interesting presentation for assembly
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International Peace Day 21st September - informative and interesting presentation for assembly

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A presentation for International Peace Day, which is held on 21st September every year. This resource was designed as an assembly but could also be used for a lesson. The presentation focuses on peace in general. It discusses what peace is, what happens when peace doesn't occur and why, gives an introduction to International Peace Day and also mentions symbols for peace and the story of Sadako Sasaki from Hiroshima. Lastly, it acts pupils to reflect on how they can help make this a peaceful world. If you have any questions or need any support, send me a message and I'll do anything I can to help. My resources use English spelling. Please do review any resources that you download - many thanks!