Category Archives: writing

Playing with ebooks

Just stumbled upon this interesting post about ebooks for children on  (  Really just using this post to park the information until I have time to play. Story Bird widely used story maker website. It has great templates picture bank. … Continue reading

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Because the barbarians are coming today.

This afternoon, while grazing lessons across a school recently judged to be ‘Outstanding’ I came across a Yr 7 English class where students were reciting, or declaiming, the poem by C. P. Cavafy ‘Waiting for the Barbarians‘.  They knew the … Continue reading

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True Stories

A really interesting day.  Most of it was spent with the Latvian Minister for Education. She was in the country for a short visit to explore the work of Creative Partnerships. We visited Chalfont’s Community College and Ashmead School in … Continue reading

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A taste for teaching

> Everything I write here seems to be retrospective these days. Its about old chords being struck – again. This time by a post from Ian Usher about a Teachers as Writers programme led by Simon Wrigley. What intrigued me … Continue reading

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Testing the ‘C’ boundary

> In a daily routine of emails and meetings it was a pleasure to join art teachers and just talk about teaching art and students: like the yr 10 student whose sole expectations from life were “make up, a baby … Continue reading

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Writing in art – why, who for?

>Recently I was involved in a whole school training day about literacy across the curriculum in Key Stages 3 and 4. More explicitly it was about writing. This is sometimes a contentious subject in art and design, especially where teachers’ … Continue reading

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