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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.
NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework
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NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

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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. '
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!
Ramadan Assembly - help your pupils to learn all about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
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Ramadan Assembly - help your pupils to learn all about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

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Ramadan spans a month and is celebrated by a huge number of Muslims worldwide. Educate your pupils with this informative assembly, which goes through why Ramadan is observed, how it is observed and how at Eid Ul Fitr, it is celebrated. There is a link to a lovely story on Youtube and a quiz to ensure pupils were listening! The presentation can also be easily adapted for a lesson on Ramadan. If you do have any questions or need any support, please send me a message. Please do review my resources. Thank you!
Growth Mindset Activity Pack - supporting your pupils to develop a better mindset
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Growth Mindset Activity Pack - supporting your pupils to develop a better mindset

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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!
Fun and Engaging Cross-Curricular Christmas Activity Pack
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Fun and Engaging Cross-Curricular Christmas Activity Pack

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A fun Christmas pack for the end of the Autumn term. The pack included exciting English and Maths activities. Guided your pupils through the activities or give them the booklet to work through independently while you take displays down or finish last minute jobs! Any questions, just ask!
Capacity
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Capacity

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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 :)
Template for a family tree
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Template for a family tree

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Create a family tree by drawing family members faces, boxes can be added or removed. The differentiation is detailed at the top of the sheet in a MSC format.
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!
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!*
Helping our environment assembly presentation - saving water, paper, walking more and recycling
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Helping our environment assembly presentation - saving water, paper, walking more and recycling

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A presentation used for a whole-school assembly to make pupils think more about how they can contribute to saving the environment. The 13 slide presentation focuses on: saving water. saving paper, not littering, recycling and walking more. Can also easily be used for a lesson. If you have any questions or need any support, send me a message and I'll do anything I can to help. My resources are all English spelling. Please do review any resources that you download - many thanks!
International Day of Friendship Assembly - July - a fun and thought-provoking assembly on friendship
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International Day of Friendship Assembly - July - a fun and thought-provoking assembly on friendship

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International Day of Friendship is celebrated in July. Here's an opportunity to lead an assembly that will get pupils thinking! The powerpoint goes through what International Day of Friendship is, how to be a good friend, what friendship means etc. There are clips, quotes and famous friend pictures included. If you do have any questions or need any support, please send me a message. 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!
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.
English scheme of work - planning and resources for George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
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English scheme of work - planning and resources for George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

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Three week scheme of work/15 lessons/three learning journeys on George's Marvellous Medicine, includes: plans (starter/main/plenary), writing to model to pupils, many resources for activities and three homework activities for the three weeks. These are fun and engaging lessons that pupils will enjoy. The English topics covered are: spell poems, diary entries and adverts. Resource is suitable for KS2 and lower-KS3. 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!*
The Ideal Growth Mindset Pack
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The Ideal Growth Mindset Pack

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All you need to encourage and inspire pupils to develop and build on their growth mindset - something, which we know is vital to them reaching their full-potential.