The Historical Lens

There are so many potential topics to choose from when designing a history curriculum that it becomes intimidating for many heads of department. What do we do? How do we do it? What are we missing? What if we don’t cover x, y or z? The most important thing we can do, is take aContinue reading “The Historical Lens”

Top 10 Tips for leading a successful department

Be on it. You need to know the strengths and weaknesses of your department like the back of your hand.

10 Quick tips to improve your pedagogy

Usual disclaimer – this list is not designed to be comprehensive. It’s designed to have a few tips and ideas for teachers looking to improve their classroom practice over the course of the last three half terms of the year. I decided to do this particular blog as this is often the time when traineeContinue reading “10 Quick tips to improve your pedagogy”

10 Tips to build positive classroom relationships

At the centre if every good classroom is a teacher who is skilled at building relationships with the children they teach. It isn’t just important it is absolutely essential. If you can’t build relationships with students, and there are different ways of doing this, they will simply not perform as well for you. Strong relationshipsContinue reading “10 Tips to build positive classroom relationships”

“Do you actually enjoy teaching?”

In what other profession can we say we impact over a hundred lives on a daily basis?  I often sit down and reflect on my week so far on a Thursday evening. Thursday seems to always be the busiest day on my timetable and provides a good opportunity for this self-reflection whereas on a FridayContinue reading ““Do you actually enjoy teaching?””

About me

My name is Kyle Graham, currently Head of Humanities at King’s Leadership Academy in Warrington. My views on this blog are in no way associated with the views of the school, it’s leadership team or other staff, they are mine, so blame me for them! I have been in education since 2012 and have beenContinue reading “About me”