- new set of seating plans as I’ve moved rooms, plus displays etc
- lesson observations for whole school on questioning.
- whole school training on dyslexia (with the fatal words “learning modalities include visual, auditory and kinaesthetic”)
- my own lesson observation for performance management
- all staff being asked to break down class lists by gender, SEN, FSM etc and justifying/celebrating achievement for each category
- deadline for assessment cycle data with effort grades for all classes
- reports for year 9
- parents’ evening for year 11
- starting weekly afterschool revision classes
- presentation to colleagues on homework and follow up email (see T&L posts, recent and forthcoming)
- dept meeting to discuss the whole school focus this halfterm on planning
- meeting for our peer-led, small group development – needs observations, discussions and recording of actions/targets
- nominating students for specific target plans within subjects
And that’s all since we started back in January. Sometimes in our profession it feels like a relentless focus on all these tasks, promoting learning, means that we never get to make a good job of planning our actual teaching…
Normal service should be resumed soonish. In the mean time, please forgive the peace and quiet on Twitter and my slightly frazzled expression.
#ukedchat survey on why teachers leave the profession.