L&T Briefings

History


A copy of the presentation can be found here: History – Note Taking – November 2016 – by Sarah Hopkins.

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Delivering the New Specification to students


A copy of the presentation can be found here: Modern Foreign Language’s approach to delivering their New Specification to students.

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Aspirational Learning – Technology


A copy of the presentation can be found here: Art, Design and Technology – exemplars.

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Maths T+L Briefing – Skills for Life


A copy of the presentation can be found here: “Skills for Life”.

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T+L Briefing Experiencing Mentoring NQTs

by George, David, Rob, Chris

A copy of the presentation can be found here: “Our experiences of good support and mentoring at Brookfield”, by George, David, Rob, Chris.

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Ratio

by Anne-Marie Dade & Adam Clements

A copy of the presentation can be found here: Ratio Techniques: Embedding Practice within English & MFL.

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Improving Standards of Literacy at KS3

by Rachel Willsher

A copy of the presentation can be found here: Literacy in the Classroom.

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Active Revision

by Rob Grundy & Barney Ware – 25.05.16

A copy of the presentation can be found here.

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Focusing Student Thinking

by Chris Lewis & Sarah Hopkins – 06.05.16


A copy of the presentation can be found here.

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Assessment

Phil Webb, Sean Brown & Jen Swan – 23-3-16


A copy of the presentation can be found here.

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EATTACO

Mark Barrett & Ashleigh Jackson

Mark Barrett & Ashleigh Jackson presented EATTACO – used for checking understanding with vocabulary/tenses.
A copy of the presentation can be found here.

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The Lazy Teacher Guide to Teaching

Neil Chance

In this session, Lead Practitioner Neil Chance guided staff through some strategies based on Jim Smith’s book ‘The Lazy Teacher’.

A copy of the presentation can be found here.

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Numeracy in the curriculum

Adrian Snell

In this session, Maths teacher Adrian Snell explained that numeracy can easily be embedded into the curriculum.  He opened staffs eyes up to some ideas and send them on their own path to implementing it into lessons.

A copy of the presentation can be found here.

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Good Practice of SMSC in Tutor Time

Sean Browne

In this session, Sean Browne shared ideas and advice for embedding SMSC successfully into tutor time/PD sessions.
A copy of his presentation can be found here.

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Question Level Analysis

Helen Strutton and Jack Wainwright

In this session, Science teachers Helen Strutton and Jack Wainwright presented about Question Level Analysis and Pupil Progress Review Meetings.

A copy of their presentation can be found here.

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Peer Experts

Victoria Rudd

In this session, ICT teacher Victoria Rudd explains how to effectively use students in lessons as experts.

A copy of Victoria’s presentation can be found: Programming Wizards.

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Teaching for memory

John Fenlon

In this session, John (from memory) talked about a number of strategies that you can include in your teaching to help students better memorise your subject.  He shares a number of strategies as well as talking about some of the reasons why it works.

You can view a copy of the presentation with a transcript here.

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Feedback, marking & Exit Tickets

Pete Jordan & Laura Burrows

Pete and Laura talked about how they use formative feedback methods such as Exit Tickets in their lessons/schemes to help see student progress.  They also talked about other departmental feedback/marking policy ideas that have had higher impact yet added less to their workload.

A copy of their presentation can be found here: TL Briefing Marking & Feedback

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Purposeful Marking

Neil Chance & Hannah Bushnell

Neil and Hannah’s presentation was about effective feedback and making marking count. They wanted to encourage people to mark effectively (not just for the sake of marking) and also how to manage time more effectively when it comes to marking (e.g. by marking during some lessons and having that all-essential dialogue with students).  It is full of ideas and top tips to make sure that the feedback you give has a purpose and actually works.   A copy of their presentation can be found here: L&T Briefing – Marking

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Literacy across the curriculum

Veronica Hein

This briefing was to flag up the importance of literacy in all aspects of students’ learning and explain why every teacher should be mindful of it in planning.  It includes typical questions Ofsted ask to give suggestions for the kinds of things staff could consider in their own areas. The second purpose of the briefing was to introduce the specific whole school literacy priorities for Brookfield this academic year.  This included a focus on raising the profile of reading for pleasure and the introduction (following a book audit) of a whole school literacy marking focus.  This is now reinforced with a large reference poster in every classroom. This briefing was also the staff’s first notice of our very successful celebration of World Book Day.  Heads up on next year’s WBD: Thursday 5th March.  A copy of her presentation is here: L&T Briefing – Literacy across the curriculum

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Raising Boys Achievement

Owain Hoskins & Shaun Riches

In this session Shaun and Owain looked at the work they have been doing in supporting boys learning.  The sessions provides a number of strategies that can be implemented in lessons in an effort to help this particular group of students maximise their learning.  It looks at areas such as exit tickets, reflection tasks and how to support their writing. A copy of their presentation is here: T&L Briefing Raising Boys Achievement

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A Culture of Critique

David Fawcett

This morning briefing session focused on how to use the work of Ron Berger and his book ‘An Ethic of Excellence’ in the classroom.  David focuses on how to use a strategy called ‘Critique’ to get students to improve the depth and quality of their peer to peer feedback.  The process also helps students produce high quality work they can be proud of.   A copy of his presentation is here: T&L Briefing – A Culture of Critique Critique Poster (Martin Said)

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Literacy in everyday lessons

Rachel Ingram

Rachel’s presentation focused on how she is embedding literacy into her Technology classroom and making it a core component of her teaching.  The strategies and ideas are simple and effective to use. A copy of her presentation is here: T&L Briefing Everyday Literacy

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Learning Displays

Phil Webb

In his presentation, Phil explains why displays are an important part of the classroom if they are designed well and used within the learning taking place.  He offers a variety of tips, guidance and examples about how to get the best out of the displays you design.

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Creating Discussions

Jenny Philips

Jenny’s presentation showcased the benefits of organising structured discussions in lessons with students.  In it she gave examples of how to run them in lessons with tips and guidance on how to make them successful.

A copy of her presentation is here: Discussions

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High Levels of Engagement

Polly Williams & Sarah Page

The session focused on a number of strategies to get students more engaged in learning.  It focused mainly on the successful use of ‘Socratic Circles’ or ‘Goldfish Bowl’ activities to create discussion, engage with texts and promote independent learning.  They concluded with a number of other great strategies to use with students.    A copy of their presentation is here: T&L Briefings High Levels of Engagement

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Closing the gap

Barney Ware

Barney’s presentation talked about the schools new feedback policy and how to ensure that the feedback we give helps to close the gap.  It focused on three key research principles, introduced a feedback cycle and shared some ideas and strategies.

A copy of his presentation can be found here.