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January 05, 2021

NCETM and Maths Hubs online resources available

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January 2021 Materials to support teachers and schools planning and delivering maths teaching in school and remotely at both primary and secondary level are available from the NCETM. All are accessible from the dedicated Covid support page on the NCETM…
Oak Academy Learning Resources
Jul 17, 2020

Oak National Academy launches curriculum plans for 2020/21 with a series of webinars

Oak’s plan of lessons for the next academic year have been released so schools can…
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Jul 08, 2020

New Guidance for Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools

DfE and The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics have published…
Jul 03, 2020

The Confederation of School Trusts (CST) - Rapid overview of Full reopening guidance

Following the issue of of guidance for the full reopening of schools from September, The…
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Jul 01, 2020

Supporting Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Trauma

Sigma TSA are excited to be able to offer a series of webinars that focus on trauma…
Jun 12, 2020

TSC Podcast #7: Just Take the Doors off the Land Rover

In this podcast Jim speaks with Mark Fuller. Mark is a previous secondary school…
Featured Resource

Sally is an Executive Principal for Cabot Learning Federation in Bristol, a Trust of 19 primary and secondary schools which also includes Alternative Provision. Sally, described as a ‘mover and shaker’ on her appointment in 2017 by Schools Week, oversees secondary strategy and alternative provision across the trust, working as part of a 3-19 executive team with responsibility for school improvement. A busy mother of two primary aged children, Sally also sits on the South West Headteacher Board and is a trustee of a multi-academy trust in Bath. A recent Think Piece ‘Towards Recovery’ prompted the invitation to this podcast. The Think Piece explores the transition from school closures to re-opening, framed in Carpenter’s five levers: relationships, community, transparent curriculum, metacognition and space. Sally has appeared on BBC Points West and BBC Radio 5 Live!.

Timeline (mins):

Introduction: Jim

01:25 Question 1: Sally, would you mind briefly introducing yourself and describing your role and responsibilities?

03:45 Question 2: Maybe: describe your experience as an executive principal: what have been the big challenges and successes?

07:44 Question 3: You have written a thought provoking and insightful Thinkpiece: Towards Recovery. What prompted you to write this?

13:16 Question 4: You talk about recovery being as much emotional as academic. What do you mean by this, and what do you think we need to be aware of in our approach and behaviours with students?

18:30 Question 5:  Maybe: You have framed this in Carpenter’s five levers: relationships, community, transparent curriculum, metacognition and space. Could you explain this framework and how it might help school leaders prepare for the recovery phrase?

Links referred to in the podcast:

Thinkpiece Towards Recovery Carpenter and Carpenter:

Carpenter and Carpenter: A Recovery Curriculum:  Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic.  

Sally can be found on Twitter  @_sallyjan
Jim can be found on Twitter as  @jimrogers72 and


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