Creating a coaching culture in schools

Creating a coaching culture in schools

Help to create a supportive climate where everyone can flourish… Creating a coaching culture in schools can, ‘create positive and supportive organisational climates for personal and organisational growth’ (1)  as well as fostering a, ‘way of being, where students and educators flourish.’ (2) Coaching and mentoring offers a vast spectrum of practice, and lots of…

Does raising aspirations help raise pupil outcomes?

Does raising aspirations help raise pupil outcomes?

Does raising aspirations help raise pupil outcomes? A lack of aspiration can be cited as a reason for poor student outcomes in areas of high disadvantage, including Norfolk. This is something we wanted to address in our conference programme this year. According to the EEF, in general, approaches to raising aspirations are not directly linked…

Great teaching – the key to improving outcomes

Great teaching – the key to improving outcomes

We are at an important time in education where the delivery of the high quality curriculum needs to be of highest priority. Pedagogical approaches need to be carefully considered to ensure there is a high impact on all children’s outcomes. We must enable teachers to find the best ways to deliver the curriculum in the…

Reflections: Sam Freedman’s presentation at The Norfolk Headteachers’ Conference

Reflections: Sam Freedman’s presentation at The Norfolk Headteachers’ Conference

Sam Freedman is a senior fellow at the Institute for Government, senior adviser to ARK, vice-chair of Ambition Institute and a trustee of the Holocaust Education Trust. You may well have read one of his regular contributions to the TES, FT, Guardian, Prospect or the New Statesman. We were delighted to hear from Sam at…

Overview: The updated and expanded DfE’s Reading Framework – Primary

Overview: The updated and expanded DfE’s Reading Framework – Primary

The Department for Education’s Reading Framework has been updated and expanded. The updated and expanded framework comes after KS2 SATS results revealed a drop in reading attainment levels from 75% of children meeting the expected standard in 2022 to 73% in 2023. Updates have been made to assist schools in supporting children beyond key stage 1 and…

Overview: The updated and expanded DfE’s Reading Framework – Secondary

Overview: The updated and expanded DfE’s Reading Framework – Secondary

The Department for Education’s Reading Framework has been updated and expanded. By the end of Year 6, pupils’ reading and writing should be sufficiently fluent and effortless to manage the curriculum’s general demands in year seven across all subjects and not just in English. Loss of learning over the summer holidays might account for some…