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Animation Club

The Imagining and Collaboration muscles were really flexed at animation club today as our animators produced some very impressive clips whilst working with other learners they don’t usually work with. It was brilliant to see the confidence of those who were at the club last year taking on the...

Animation 17

With DC animation club growing in numbers and confidence, we have now registered to enter the Animation 17 Competition run by the University of Manchester for schools across the country. This will help focus our ideas as we look to produce an animation based on the theme of e-safety....

Great Teaching

During the summer break I fell across a blog post by Chris Husbands – Great teachers or great teaching? Why McKinsey got it wrong. The original blog post can be found here The post resonated with me and got me thinking. I was particularly struck by the equation that...

The Teacher’s Core Purpose

I’m fundamentally reflecting on my own classroom practice and the curriculum that most secondary schools deliver. When I started teaching I wasn’t really sure what a good teacher looked or sounded like, I could only really build on my own experiences as a pupil and pick the best parts of my favourite teachers at...