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Teaching and learning: where to begin?

A curriculum should be developed and change to meet the needs of different cohorts, classes and children

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When I took up the role of assistant headteacher last year it came with the responsibility for teaching and learning (with assessment), which was exciting but also kind of overwhelming.

Teaching and learning is such a broad area and is, ultimately, what being a teacher is all about. It is a bit like the theory of “six degrees of separation”, which states that everyone on the planet is connected within six steps. If you think about it, pretty much everything that happens in a school could, even if indirectly, come under the remit of teaching and learning. Feedback? Teaching and learning. ...

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