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I'm a Personal Development Coordinator and English teacher in an Essex secondary school. All resources created are English, PSHE, or Pastoral focused, and are tried and tested in the classroom by myself.

I'm a Personal Development Coordinator and English teacher in an Essex secondary school. All resources created are English, PSHE, or Pastoral focused, and are tried and tested in the classroom by myself.
Peer Mentoring - Full Scheme
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Peer Mentoring - Full Scheme

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Full scheme for running a peer mentoring project in your secondary school. Includes: Guidance for teachers Guidance for mentors Training PowerPoint for mentors 24 page mentoring booklet, including template for a certificate at the end of the project. Aimed at Year 7 and Year 8 students, with Year 10/11/12 as mentors. Topics in the booklet cover positive mindsets, friendships, bullying, and learning.
Cybersafety Remote Learning Unit
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Cybersafety Remote Learning Unit

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A series of six independent learning lessons focusing on the following: Social media safety Online impersonation Digital Footprint Copyright and Plagiarism Avoiding phishing, malware, and viruses plus a final piece to demonstrate learning, with accompanying success criteria.
Romeo and Juliet Key Scenes GCSE Revision
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Romeo and Juliet Key Scenes GCSE Revision

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GCSE revision unit of work, focusing on key themes: family, authority, and love. Scenes tackled are (1.2, 1.3, 4.5); (1.1, 1.5, 3.5); (1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 3.5, 5.3). This unit would work well for the final weeks before the GCSE exam, but easily adaptable to first time teaching. Included in the unit of work are mini quizzes, example questions, extracts, and example answers based on the AQA specification, however easily adaptable to Edexcel or OCR.
Gothic Literature SOW
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Gothic Literature SOW

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A full half term scheme of work aimed at year 9 students, covering analysis, discussion, and writing of Gothic literature. Independent activities are differentiated by target levels, and there is stretch and challenge throughout for most able/gifted and talented students. There are points of self and peer assessment within the SOW. Teaching points of the sublime and uncanny literary concepts support most able to consider Gothic elements in 19th century texts at GCSE. SOW ends with an extended writing task, to be marked in detail by teacher, and includes potential targets to be given to students to develop writing skill and support progression.
AQA Literature Paper 1 Walkthrough
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AQA Literature Paper 1 Walkthrough

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Differentiated walkthrough of a response in AQA Literature Paper 1. I have used A Christmas Carol as the focus of examples but is adaptable to all texts on both parts of the paper due to their identical mark scheme. Tried and tested with two classes, who found it very useful.
GCSE A Christmas Carol Full SOW
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GCSE A Christmas Carol Full SOW

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GCSE Scheme of Work of 23 lessons for A Christmas Carol, targeted at AQA specification, but adaptable to others. Each stave is covered in detail, including exam technique lessons, and links to AQA Language Paper 1. Resource also includes references to AO3 (context) with lessons on Biblical influences, and Victorian history.
Introduction to Careers
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Introduction to Careers

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Three PowerPoint presentations designed for remote learning on careers, aimed at Key Stage 4 students. Session 1: Covering types of career industry and future thinking. Session 2: Basic introduction to CVs Session 3: Basic introduction to Cover Letters Creates an opportunity for introduction prior to more focused Post-16 research and thought at the beginning of Year 11. Currently aimed at Essex students, but easily adaptable to your own local area.
GCSE Macbeth Act 2
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GCSE Macbeth Act 2

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A collection of 4 lessons covering study and annotation of all scenes in Act 2 of Macbeth. Activities differ between lessons. Includes independent and group work, with scaffolded questions for support. Tasks and questions to stretch and challenge most able are included in purple.
First Aid Champions walkthrough
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First Aid Champions walkthrough

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Teacher and student presentation guide to using the First Aid Champions website to support first aid teaching in class or at home. Teacher guide: explanation for setting up classes and accessing student data on the website - useful for training session or new staff. Student guide: explanation for accessing First Aid Champions website, using resources, and completing assessment quizzes. Includes a time line for completing work.
GCSE Macbeth Act 4
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GCSE Macbeth Act 4

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A collection of 4 lesson resources covering study and annotation of all scenes in Act 4 of Macbeth. Activities differ between lessons. Includes independent and group work, with scaffolded questions for support. Tasks and questions to stretch and challenge most able are included in purple.
GCSE Macbeth Act 3
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GCSE Macbeth Act 3

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A collection of 7 detailed lessons covering study and annotation of all scenes in Act 3 of Macbeth. Activities differ between lessons. Includes independent and group work, with scaffolded questions for support. Tasks and questions to stretch and challenge most able are included in purple.
GCSE Macbeth Act 1
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GCSE Macbeth Act 1

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A collection of 7 lessons covering study and annotation of all scenes in Macbeth Act 1, except scene 6. Differing activities and lesson structure for different scenes. Activities include independent and group work, with scaffolded questions for support. Tasks and questions to stretch and challenge most able are included in purple.
AQA GCSE Language Section A Walkthrough
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AQA GCSE Language Section A Walkthrough

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Here you’ll find two presentations that lead students through tackling Section A of both GCSE papers. They are neutral, so can be applied to any specimen or exam paper, and offer the students tips and clues rather than answering the question for them or providing a formulaic response. Timings and sounds are added to transitions. Tried and tested with two mixed ability KS4 classes who found it useful.
GCSE Macbeth Revision inc exam questions
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GCSE Macbeth Revision inc exam questions

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A set of revision materials which cover responding to three example questions, with parts of exemplar responses for students to develop or critique. Suitable for pre-mock or Summer exam revision in class, intervention, or set as homework. Example questions are written in both AQA and Edexcel format,
GCSE Macbeth Act 5
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GCSE Macbeth Act 5

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A collection of 4 lesson resources covering study and annotation of most scenes in Act 5 of Macbeth. Activities differ between lessons. Includes independent and group work, with scaffolded questions for support. Tasks and questions to stretch and challenge most able are included in purple. One set of activities cover differentiated essay paragraph writing. Definition of a tragic hero article required for final lesson - downloadable for free in shop.