TLR Team Improvement CPD (PDF)

TLR Team Improvement CPD (PDF)

Summaries of many team improvement theories and strategies currently being used in successful workplaces the world over. Collected from many sources, this resource brings together a large number of different ideas and opportunities for improving any TLR team, or just some catch up skimming on leadership and management ideas. There are over 35 slides in this shortened PDF version of the main PowerPoint from which you can choose the areas most relevant to your needs. These include: Effective leadership Building Relationships Team dynamics Problem solving Goal setting (Vision) Decision making and some example slides are included to show the style. I have used this (in conjunction with printed materials) to train teachers from a wide variety of subjects in different schools, tailoring the slides shown to the priorities of the group. More information can be given on any of the techniques by contacting me. Similarly, please tell me of any improvements you think should be made. Finally, don't forget, this is a shortened PDF version and so not editable. The PowerPoint version is also available on the TES at a slightly higher price.
ampowell
Science Thunk Philosophy

Science Thunk Philosophy

Philosophical enquiry questions based in Science. These could be used as starters or review for a Philosophy for Children (P4C) or Philosophy for Communities section of discussion in your lesson. Over 60 questions included on a variety of Science topics. If you like them, comment below and I'll add more. Enjoy, Adam
ampowell
Excel Prep-Req sheet

Excel Prep-Req sheet

Science practical ordering and tracking through Excel. No online sign up, no writing your classes each week or printing them off, no more lost paper or crossing out, and no more practicals going out twice or not being collected. Just a simple, well-designed prep sheet for Science departments everywhere. Please see the images for more information and help notes are included in the file. This spreadsheet has a named tab for each member of staff where they enter their timetable and requests. This version caters for up to 12 staff, 5 working days and up to 6 periods per day - tell me if your needs are different. Once class names, rooms and sizes have been entered, the master can be kept safely and a copy made available for each week until the technician deadline. Features include: 1. Resource tracking: know whether a practical is being prepared or ready to go, preventing duplication. 2. Risk assessment: flag unusual practicals and confirm staff have risk assessed each one. 3. Weekly summaries: printable documents for technicians and HoDs. 4. At home access: make the spreadsheet available online. HoD overview of the week ahead. 5. Copy and paste this standard format to create a school practical bank. The aim is for ease of use with as few formulae and complexities as possible - it has worked in my schools so far! I hope it is useful for you and if it is please leave a positive review below to help others find it.
ampowell
Behaviour Planning Word

Behaviour Planning Word

A prompt sheet to help teachers new and old to think about how they deal with common classroom situations. A place to jot down proactive, reactive and next step thoughts for a variety of different potential issues. Probably most useful for teacher training and NQT years to evaluate current strategies and whether they work well. This is the editable Word version. There is also a PDF version available for a lower price.
ampowell
Behaviour Planning PDF

Behaviour Planning PDF

A prompt sheet to help teachers new and old to think about how they deal with common classroom situations. A place to jot down proactive, reactive and next step thoughts for a variety of different potential issues. Probably most useful for teacher training and NQT years to evaluate current strategies and whether they work well. This is the PDF version. There is also an editable Word version available for a slightly higher price.
ampowell
TLR Team Improvement CPD (Editable)

TLR Team Improvement CPD (Editable)

Summaries of many team improvement theories and strategies currently being used in successful workplaces the world over. Collected from many sources, this resource brings together a large number of different ideas and opportunities for improving any TLR team, or just some catch up skimming on leadership and management ideas. There are over 50 slides (with some notes) in this PowerPoint from which you can choose the areas most relevant to your needs. These include: Effective leadership Building Relationships Team dynamics Problem solving Goal setting (Vision) Decision making and some example slides are included to show the style. I have used this (in conjunction with printed materials, not included) to train teachers from a wide variety of subjects in different schools, tailoring the slides shown to the priorities of the group. More information can be given on any of the techniques by contacting me. Similarly, please tell me of any improvements you think should be made. Finally, don't forget, this is a editable PowerPoint version. A PDF version is also available on the TES at a lower price.
ampowell
Assessment overview (PDF)

Assessment overview (PDF)

A test summary page to guide students (and teachers) to understand the reasons behind the marks the students are getting, organise their next step intervention and to provide a teaching monitoring point. Parts are completed before and after each test. In addition, this sheet works well on A5 and can be stuck into books as a record while the test is stored elsewhere. This is the PDF version, which cannot be edited. An editable Word version is also available for a slightly higher price.
ampowell
Assessment overview (Editable)

Assessment overview (Editable)

A test summary page to guide students (and teachers) to understand the reasons behind the marks the students are getting, organise their next step intervention and to provide a teaching monitoring point. Parts are completed before and after each test. In addition, this sheet works well on A5 and can be stuck into books as a record while the test is stored elsewhere. This is the Word version, which can be edited. A PDF version is also available for a lower price.
ampowell
Learning Meeting Template (Editable)

Learning Meeting Template (Editable)

Academic coaching using the STRIDE model. A template for use with students to record notes of meetings had and to provide prompts on a variety of questions to ask covering: Strengths - Pick up on student strengths and maintain self-esteem Target - Aim to use this to listen for assumptions and barriers Real Situation - Check you have understood the current situation and reflect it back Ideas - Prompt new thinking and reverse barriers Decision - Confirm action points & make targets Evaluation - Look over the target and evaluate it Behaviours - Ensuring behaviours are focussed on learning State and Perception - Physical feelings and how the student views the world A PDF document (not editable) is also available at a lower price.
ampowell
Learning Meeting Template (PDF)

Learning Meeting Template (PDF)

Academic coaching using the STRIDE model. A template for use with students to record notes of meetings had and to provide prompts on a variety of questions to ask covering: Strengths - Pick up on student strengths and maintain self-esteem Target - Aim to use this to listen for assumptions and barriers Real Situation - Check you have understood the current situation and reflect it back Ideas - Prompt new thinking and reverse barriers Decision - Confirm action points & make targets Evaluation - Look over the target and evaluate it Behaviours - Ensuring behaviours are focussed on learning State and Perception - Physical feelings and how the student views the world An editable Word document is also available at a slightly higher price.
ampowell
Department Timetable planner

Department Timetable planner

This spreadsheet is for any teacher that needs a department timetable. Colour coding, capacity and loading calculations, and lesson numbers are all tracked automatically. It counts lessons by set, year group and subjects within a department and has space for 15 members of staff. Instructions and an example are included. The other two files in the download are example images and can be deleted. It is easy to: 1) generate individual timetables for staff accounting for TLR, ppa, mentoring, NQT and other types of non-teaching lessons (see image) 2) adjust timetables mid-year as staffing changes 3) see any missed classes or double-staffed classes 4) adjust patterns through the use of colour. Hopefully very easy to use - I created it and have found it invaluable as a Head of Department. All suggestions for improvements are very welcome. I also have another version that tracks rooms and can add more staff spaces if requested.
ampowell
AQA 2016 4.6 Inheritance All Starters & Keyword activities (9-1)

AQA 2016 4.6 Inheritance All Starters & Keyword activities (9-1)

Over 150 slides covering 24 different possible lessons for both Combined and Separate Sciences, higher and foundation. Topics include reproduction, DNA, inheritance, variation, evolution, genetic engineering, cloning and bacterial resistance. Each lesson has: - a title slide with 2 activities or discussion points (based around keywords, new suggestions or mathematics) - 3 differentiated outcome slides stating the knowledge required at each level (1-9) - keyword slide with definitions or questions and a fast finisher activity These could be used as starters or plenaries, or simply to structure your teaching of the entire topic. They are not PowerPoints of teaching information, do not expect lots of scientific detail, they are top-and-tail activities based around the AQA specification (although there is lots of overlap with others). Look out for updates as more information on level expectations comes out from the Government! Please let me know of any errors so that I can correct them quickly.
ampowell
Moral lines on GCSE Genetics

Moral lines on GCSE Genetics

A short single resource to support the discussion of the ethics of genetics. An introduction and 2 moral lines are suggested. Also includes brief information on discussion guidelines and ethical arguments that could be used with higher ability students on hidden slides. Display the first statement in the board and indicate to the class which side of the room is Agree and which is Disagree. Ask students to move to their preferred position (Strongly agree – Agree – Disagree – Strongly disagree) based on their opinion, discuss with those next to them for 30 seconds to check their position is correct, then ask a few why they are standing where they are with a justified reason. Line up from “This is ethically right, I agree with this, I have views that support this” on one side of the room to “This is ethically wrong, I am totally against this, I have views that disagree with this”. Allow no centre ground, students should be on one side or the other, however slightly. Hope this is useful, Adam
ampowell
Edexcel Visit-Issue Coursework Support

Edexcel Visit-Issue Coursework Support

These three files all have the same info in different formats. This is a flowchart explaining how to write a an Edexcel visit-issue and also how to prepare for the task ahead - I conduct interviews with each student before they write up. The format was designed on SmartIdeas and is better in a web version which I can't upload. In the web version, all the links to various documents and within the document work - please email if you would like a copy. I hope it is useful, Adam
ampowell
9-1 GCSE Science Assessment Matrix  (9-1)

9-1 GCSE Science Assessment Matrix (9-1)

Student and teacher versions of a generic GCSE Science assessment matrix. Created to allow teachers and students to make judgements about work in the 9-1 system based on the current OfQual information that I have interpreted to give greater depth. Divided into 4 areas (Knowledge and Understanding, Mathematical Skills, Data Analysis and Evaluation Skills), the grid allows for peer assessment and the setting of targets after test results. A linear flight path from Yr7 is also included but can be easily deleted if not required. Tell me of any issues and I'll try to fix them asap.
ampowell