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What makes a great teacher?

what makes a great teacher

In our latest post, we look at what makes a great teacher and examine some of the qualities and characteristics that ‘great' teachers often share. Being an outstanding teacher every minute of every day is both unrealistic and unsustainable. You’ll know because you’re there doing it, and it's utterly exhausting. Giving ourselves permission to be...

Outdoor learning – out of their minds

In today's blog post, guest writer John Dabell looks at the importance of learning outside the classroom and how outdoor learning can benefit both children and teachers alike. There is nothing better than an empty classroom. Most teachers love an empty classroom. It’s probably the best part of being a teacher, in fact –...

The Rochford Review: 10 recommendations for statutory assessment in primary education

The independent Rochford Review group has completed its review of the statutory assessment arrangements for pupils at the end of key stages 1 and 2, with the final report setting out 10 recommendations regarding those pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests. We’ve read the report and collated the recommendations for you...

Join us at the first Cornerstones Curriculum Conference in Swansea – book your free place now!

Final preparations are underway for the very first Cornerstones Curriculum Conference on 18th November 2016. You’ll hear more about the most recent changes to the Welsh curriculum and find out how Cornerstones can support your school with implementing change. We can help you meet the requirements of the National Curriculum – now and in...

Building character and resilience in every child

The government white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere highlighted the importance of building character and resilience in every child. Most schools already have a range of approaches, schemes and methods for doing this – for example, through the school ethos, behaviour policy or extra-curricular activities. The Cornerstones pedagogy, the Four Cornerstones (which form the structure...

National Curriculum Review

This consultation closes on 8th August 2013 On 7th February 2013 a public consultation on the government's proposal for the reform of the national curriculum in England was launched by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education. The consultation closed on 16th April 2013. The department has published the consultation...

Tim Rylands visits Cornerstones school – Lyndon Green Junior School

7th January 2013 Sarah Neild Source: http://www.timrylands.com Lyndon Green Junior School, Birmingham & Day 1 What a fun way to start the New Year: two days at Lyndon Green Junior School, Birmingham, with colleagues from across some of the other schools in the region. Lyndon Green Junior School is a large three form entry...