Curriculum self-assessment

Purpose The purpose of this blog is to allow for history departments to review their curriculum in a way that strengthens the experience of staff and students whilst also preparing staff for future subject reviews/Ofsted inspections. This is based on current research and the current framework and will enable those who reflect upon it/complete itContinue reading “Curriculum self-assessment”

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.

Enjoy the silence – An argument for silent corridors

However, within a month it was clear that it improved learning and safety within the school to the extent that the student parliament said in their half-termly feedback, that they approved, as did I.

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”

Whole school behaviour policy

If every school in the country had excellent behaviour then how much better would the jobs of thousands of teachers be? We got into the profession to teach, not referee! Some places I have been in it feels like you spend 90% of time challenging behaviour and only 10% actually teaching (probably about the equivalentContinue reading “Whole school behaviour policy”

“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”