NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

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. '
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Practise Mock Phonics Screening Test for Year 1

Practise Mock Phonics Screening Test for Year 1

Here are the real and pseudo given by the gov. for mock screening. There are 40 words, 20 of each. Use flashcards for children to read. A lot of time goes into my resources, if you find them useful and they save you time then please leave a comment or review...thank you! p.s I have made a second mock paper with alternative words, can be found in my resources.
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Phonics Mock Screening Test part 2

Phonics Mock Screening Test part 2

I have created another mock phonics screening test, in the format used with a tick sheet (front cover) Thank you to all those who left nice comments on the last one I uploaded...it does motivate me to upload more so please if you use my resources, leve feedback!
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Personal Statement for Assistant Headteacher for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum FOR ADULTS

Personal Statement for Assistant Headteacher for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum FOR ADULTS

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.
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Capacity

Capacity

Estimating volume - to start having a think about capacity. Jug measuring - For top ability group with support, thinking about measuring in ml and counting in 100s and 1000s. Challenging - good scaffold for relevant vocab use. Measuring out into cups - Used for my BA group to do with support. Some time will be needed to collect resources but if you put a note in the staffroom or ask parents these things can be collected faster (then keep them for next time) As said on sheet adding food colouring and sequins makes it that bit more exciting! Thank you :)
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Quinn & The Wackading - a story of bullying, self-esteem and friendship

Quinn & The Wackading - a story of bullying, self-esteem and friendship

An engaging tale surrounding the themes of: bullying, self-esteem and friendship. This story is a great tool for PSHE lessons, assemblies or English lessons. Pupils will follow Quinn on his adventure of self-discovery. I have written the story to include a whole host of interesting language devices, including alliteration and repetition, which can be discussed and pupils can imitate in their own similar story.
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George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

1. Answers to 2 2. A passage from 'George Begins to Make the Medicine&' with several mistakes. Chn can either correct on paper or copy passage out correcting. Good way for chn to start thinking about checking their own work. 3. Powerpoint looking at the verbs in the book with a related verb task to do in books. 4. Simple storyboard worksheet 5. Long list of verbs for more able chn to select from when doing activity on powerpoint (above) 6. Self-assessment for books relating to activity in no.3 7. Fill in Dahl&';s missing face. 8. Fill in Quentin's face.
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Slow Writing Strategy - presentation for staff and resources for pupils year 1 - 6

Slow Writing Strategy - presentation for staff and resources for pupils year 1 - 6

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!
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Properties of Materials - great Science and DT project linked to Macbeth - KS2

Properties of Materials - great Science and DT project linked to Macbeth - KS2

A fun science experiment focusing on the properties of materials linked to Shakespeare's Macbeth. This 6 lesson DT and science learning journey, asks children to design and build a boat using 'junk' and considering the properties of different materials. Includes: presentation, planning, resources and certificate. Objectives that the learning journey covers, are: Y3/4 1a. asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them 1b. setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests 1c. making systematic and careful observations 1d. gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions 1e. recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables 1f. reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions 1g. using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions 1h. identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes Y5/6 2a. planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary 2b. recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs 2c. using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests 2d. reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations 2e. identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
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Growth Mindset Activity Pack - supporting your pupils to develop a better mindset

Growth Mindset Activity Pack - supporting your pupils to develop a better mindset

An activity booklet with 9 thought-provoking activities to support your pupils to improve their mindset. These activities are designed to encourage pupils to dig deeper and understand themselves better. Guide them through these activities and alongside teaching, they should start to understand how to improve their mindset. There are two questionnaires, one for the beginning of the project and one meant for when you have promoted a growth mindset for a few months. You can use this to analyse change. Any questions, just ask!
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Anglo-Saxon cross-curricular activity pack - planning and resources for 10 lessons

Anglo-Saxon cross-curricular activity pack - planning and resources for 10 lessons

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!*
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Fun and Thought-Provoking Mental Well-Being Booklet full of activities

Fun and Thought-Provoking Mental Well-Being Booklet full of activities

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.
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