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I am a ambitious and versatile qualified Teacher & Leader of Learning working within extended leadership Resources : D&T, Childcare/CACHE, Business, Enterprise, Textiles, Art, School Development and Teaching & Learning. I am a forward thinking leader, who aims to keep up with the ever changing curriculum requirements & educational changes I strive to provide a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment for students, to motivate positive attitudes towards the curriculum

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I am a ambitious and versatile qualified Teacher & Leader of Learning working within extended leadership Resources : D&T, Childcare/CACHE, Business, Enterprise, Textiles, Art, School Development and Teaching & Learning. I am a forward thinking leader, who aims to keep up with the ever changing curriculum requirements & educational changes I strive to provide a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment for students, to motivate positive attitudes towards the curriculum
Guide to Lesson Observations - Reflection & Providing constructive feedback - NEW TEACHERS, NQT, P
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Guide to Lesson Observations - Reflection & Providing constructive feedback - NEW TEACHERS, NQT, P

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A Easy to follow guide to observing lessons & improving reflective practice ** ** ideal tool if either: you have been asked to observe a lesson & you are not confident giving feedback you are a NQT or trainee teacher wanting to get more out of observing teaching The document explains the objectives of lesson observations, pinpointing what you should be focusing on & looking for. **It also contains a really handy guide with questions and prompts to use to record feedback during lesson observations ** i.e. What is the pace of the lesson ? is students work challenging & engaging? what behaviour strategies are implemented?
GCSE Child Development & Care CACHE - Learning Through Play - Tv  & Technology Worksheet
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GCSE Child Development & Care CACHE - Learning Through Play - Tv & Technology Worksheet

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GCSE Child Development & Care CACHE Learning Through Play Tv & Technology Worksheet Students to explore how TV & technology can be used to stimulate learning for children aged 0-5 Students are tasked to put the TV shows in the suitable age category & justify their choices Students will also explore how TV & Technology can affect Physical Development 1x Grid worksheet with age categories 1x TV show sheet - students to cut out and organise
Practical Lesson Task - Sewing Machine Driving Test Worksheet task
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Practical Lesson Task - Sewing Machine Driving Test Worksheet task

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Ideal for use with KS3 learners SEWING MACHINE DRIVING TEST WORKSHEET great to engage boys with the sewing machines Ideal to improve learner control and confidence before sewing fabric PDF worksheet The sewing course gets more difficult as it progresses Pass/Fail/Requires practice assessment criteria
Art Therapy - Colouring Challenge - Mindfulness - De-stress  & social emotional SEND well being
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Art Therapy - Colouring Challenge - Mindfulness - De-stress & social emotional SEND well being

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**Art Therapy ** An easy to use worksheet ideal for 1:1 or cover lessons the sheet is a art therapy colouring activity, designed to allow students time to gater their thoughts whilst gently training their brains. Easy to use - simply print how many copies needed - student instructions on sheet. Colouring Challenge Mindfulness De-stress using colouring techniques - accessible for ALL ages social & emotional SEND & well being
Complete Scheme of Work - Student Workbook - Whole Term Project - SKATER/CIRCLE  SKIRT Project
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Complete Scheme of Work - Student Workbook - Whole Term Project - SKATER/CIRCLE SKIRT Project

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WHOLE UNIT OF WORK STUDENT WORKBOOK LESSON BY LESSON SCHEME OF WORK SUCCESS CRITERIA 14 Page Work booklet full scheme of work detailed in table format at start of booklet including homeworks 12 pages of lesson activities for students to complete - the booklet follows the principles of the design process. Worksheet titles - Moodboard task, product analysis, fabrics and materials, design ideas, design development, costings, pattern planning & making, body measurements, production plan. The project pushes pupils to use a range of textile skills and follow through a design & make project. This is a fully comprehensive set of lessons with worksheets to accompany - just requires a competent textiles teacher that can make a basic circle skirt. The booklet contains a link to an easy to follow circle skirt method for practice
SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES - RECYCLING MATERIALS - Black Bag Practical Activity - 2-3 Hr Task
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SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES - RECYCLING MATERIALS - Black Bag Practical Activity - 2-3 Hr Task

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SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES - RECYCLING MATERIALS - Black Bag Practical Activity - 2-3 Hr Task practical group task Learning objective Engage with Sustainable Textiles Learning outcomes A garment using recycled materials Task To design an outfit using recycled items. Delegate Job roles Research recycled fashion – create a mood board Brainstorm ideas/ design sketches Draw up Final Design Collect Equipment Create Outfit Present ideas – CATWALK!!
Teacher's Whole School CPD Game/Activity - 5 Second Rule - Teaching & Learning Edition
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Teacher's Whole School CPD Game/Activity - 5 Second Rule - Teaching & Learning Edition

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Teacher’s Whole School CPD Game/Activity 5 Second Rule -Teaching & Learning Edition Whats Included: 1 x 5 second rule board 1 set of game rules 54 question cards (teaching & learning based - can be edited) Complete CPD Activity to promote focused teacher networking & share Teaching & Learning knowledge *The Board & Cards Can be printed & laminated to create a high quality game to promote teacher CPD * I designed this game to use with our teachers at a staff twilight evening. I discussed the new proposed OFSTED framework - focusing on the QUALITY OF EDUCATION. Staff then shared their classroom practice & subject knowledge whilst playing the game. **This game is LOTS OF FUN … provides great conversation & innovation ** The Game of Quick Thinking and Fast Communication! **For 3 to 6 Players Object of the Game To correctly answer the most questions by giving answers before the timer runs out. The player in the Hot Seat has 5 seconds to give answers. **Winning the Game Players progress along the board until they reach FINISH. The first player to get there wins the game **Example Question cards ** … Name 1 Way of promoting a positive classroom environment NAME 1 De-escalation technique What does the Term ‘Leavers Destination’ Refer to ? NAME 2 Signs of neglect Name 1 Method of gauging pupil understanding
Book / Work Scrutiny Proforma - Whole School Departmental Leadership Tool
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Book / Work Scrutiny Proforma - Whole School Departmental Leadership Tool

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Book / Work Scrutiny Proforma - Whole School Departmental Leadership Tool -Book Scrutiny Template to be used to asses the quality of marking & assessment a excellent tool to provide quality feedback when looking at student work Termly, I ask subject leaders to bring a sample of books from their department to be looked at. This template is used to consistently look through work and provide feedback.
KS3 DT Literacy Mat - Design & Technology - Textiles - Sentence starters & Keywords - SEND Resource
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KS3 DT Literacy Mat - Design & Technology - Textiles - Sentence starters & Keywords - SEND Resource

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KS3 DT Literacy Mat - Design & Technology - Textiles - Sentence starters & Keywords - SEND Friendly Resource Technology literacy word mat ideal when copied and laminated as a classroom resource to promote good literacy within the technology classroom print double sided - one side has sentence starters and connective vocabulary the other side has technology related keywords I have a class set laminated so they are at hand to support students easily adaptable
Preparing Students for Work Experience & Interviews Activity & Worksheet - Careers & Progression
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Preparing Students for Work Experience & Interviews Activity & Worksheet - Careers & Progression

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**An Activity & worksheet for students who are preparing to go on work experience or apply for jobs, colleges or placements ** The 2 page sheet gets students to discuss & think about what needs to be prepared for BEFORE, DURING & AFTER the interview It also outlines a range of basic interview questions that are likely to be asked & enables students to note down possible answers **a great tool for career & future planning at KS4 & KS5 level **
KS3 DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Textiles - FULL Scheme of work - Tote Bag -  Lesson Breakdown - Detailed
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KS3 DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Textiles - FULL Scheme of work - Tote Bag - Lesson Breakdown - Detailed

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KS3 DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Textiles - FULL Scheme of work - Lesson by Lesson Breakdown - Detailed 18 lesson mapped out This module provides progression for the KS3 students in Textiles Technology. The students will have an opportunity to independently produce their own Tote Bag using practical techniques learned before. Pupils will design and manufacture a bag for The TEENAGE target market. They will gain experience of designing using a range of materials, production and decoration techniques. They will use a range of manufacturing skills such as; cutting, hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern making, CAD/CAM, Heat transfer design, Hand dyeing and the application of a Square or Patch pocket.
Art Project - Antarctica Themed - Ideal Cover Lessons / Short Project - 7-8  Lesson Tasks
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Art Project - Antarctica Themed - Ideal Cover Lessons / Short Project - 7-8 Lesson Tasks

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Art Project - Antarctica Themed - Ideal Long term Cover Lessons / Short Project - 7-8 Lesson Tasks 27 slides of resources, lesson activities, worksheets, linked learning questions KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Develop the ability to ANALYSE pictures/information to inspire ideas Develop the skill of drawing in PROPORTION Develop the knowledge of using TINT & SHADE to mix new colours Experiment with LINE drawing Explore Creative Outcomes LEARNING OUTCOMES Artist Study Worksheet Artic Colouring Artist copy Polar bear Proportion drawing Cartoon Penguin Proportion drawing Colour mixing outcomes – Acrylic & Watercolour Abstract Icebergs – Line Drawings Silhouette Sponge Painting Final Artistic outcome
Fashion designer Research Task - ICT Room Required
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Fashion designer Research Task - ICT Room Required

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An easy cover or one off lesson to introduce GCSE pupils to existing fashion designers & creating mood boards An exciting ICT task to research fashion designers to create a interesting mood board. The PPT contains handouts for pupils, exemplar examples and PowerPoint formatting tips to help pupils to generate creative displays. I generally allocate each pupil with a well-known or interesting designer to research. ++++++++++if you download please leave comment or rating, even if its an improvement++++ thanks
Textiles Key Stage 2/3 wordsearch - Design Technology
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Textiles Key Stage 2/3 wordsearch - Design Technology

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Textiles Key Stage 2/3 wordsearch - Starter - Design Technology Word search containing textile related keywords Extended by getting pupils to research the meaning/use of the equipment/process/find the item in the workroom Very good resources to promote ideas
Textiles Health & Safety - Hazard Awareness Activity & Extension Task -Ideal starter lesson or COVER
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Textiles Health & Safety - Hazard Awareness Activity & Extension Task -Ideal starter lesson or COVER

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Textiles Health & Safety 1-2 HOURS TEACHING TIME - Hazard Awareness Activity & Extension Task -Ideal starter lesson or COVER L/O - UNDERSTAND THE HAZARDS WITHIN THE TEXTILE WORKROOM 1. student to identify the hazards in each scenario 2. students to generate a list of classroom rules 3. Extension/HW - student to design a Safety poster for the textiles workroom PRINT SHEET & TEACH !
KS3 Textile Decoration - PRACTICAL LESSON PLAN, PPT & Sampling evaluation worksheet 5 HOURS SOW,
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KS3 Textile Decoration - PRACTICAL LESSON PLAN, PPT & Sampling evaluation worksheet 5 HOURS SOW,

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KS3 Textile Decoration PRACTICAL LESSON PLAN, PPT & Sampling evaluation worksheet 5 HOURS SOW Fabric Pen, Fabric Paint, Fabric Crayon - stencil/template sheet included - can be copied to support weak drawing skills - Safe use of the iron - Sampling evaluation worksheet - where finished samples can be mounted and fully evaluated Clear method sheets, can be displayed as PPT on smart board differentiated success criteria - reflective plenary THIS IS A SERIES OF LESSONS - MINIMUM 4 HOURS Excellent introduction to basic textile decoration methods for KS3 students Structured practical lesson Introduce method, demonstrate method, student sampling time, students evaluate method using worksheet
Janome Sewing Machine Diagram
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Janome Sewing Machine Diagram

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I use this as a poster in my classroom and as a starter/plenary game. Duplicate the slide & remove the labels then ask pupils to name the machine parts -------------------------------->If you download please review/Leave feedback even if you have an improvement idea :-)