Prep at Oakham School: Some of what the pupils think…

At my daughter’s primary school recently they carried out a survey into homework and perceptions of it by staff, teachers and students. The results were revealing and policies and practice have been adapted as a result. Inspired by this I ran a very informal (and admittedly unscientific) investigation of my own with upper school classes …

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Two new teaching ideas that worked this week…

Inspired by the Autumn Teaching and Learning conference that the Lead Practitioners attended at Leicester City College last week, I attempted to introduce some creativity into my lessons this week. Using Haribo Starmix (or, as the 6th form later suggested, Rowntrees Randoms) I turned  a predictable grammar lesson on the future tense into a fun, …

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