**NEW** Pupil Premium Cluster Blogging Project

Improving progress in writing and children’s attitudes to learning through Blogging and Web2.0 tools

Answer Ofsted’s questions about impact of your pupil premium spending and show IMPACT!

I am offering a cluster of 6 schools the chance to work closely with me over a 2 year project from Autumn 2015 to Autumn 2017. The project will focus on raising the attainment and progress levels of Pupil Premium pupils whilst providing the same opportunities to all the pupils in your school. Please view the short presentation below to see what is included in the project each year:

Here’s what’s included:

Included in the package the cluster of 6 schools will receive:
  • A full Blogging launch INSET Conference with myself with ALL 6 schools attending on mass
  • TA conference day exclusively for TAs
  • Each school will get a full multi site blogging platform like: www.russellscottblogs.net,  http://claremontblackpool.net or www.lowerplace.net (More examples available) Costs are included in the project
  • Half day admin training for the two nominated project leads from each school on the blogging platform leading to ADMIN status
  • EIGHT additional days per year to include teaching, observing David teach your pupils, 1:1 planning sessions, coaching and further training
  • Triad (Learning 3) coaching set up, monitored and evaluated by myself ensuring continuity between schools
  • Evidence gathering from the beginning, middle and end of the project ensuring that the schools have data to share with stakeholders
  • QuadBlogging set up for each class and co-ordinated by myself exclusively.

If you think your school might be interested in working in this way, please get in touch using the link below:


Since September 2014, 2 year Cluster Projects have begun in
Tower Hamlets
Do get in touch if you would like further information about the possibility of being a part of a cluster near you. There are a limited number of opportunities for 2015-2017 Cluster Projects available.

28 Responses to “**NEW** Pupil Premium Cluster Blogging Project”

  1. Seba Thomson June 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    I would love to be involved in this. Can we arrange for our school to be involved in the project or is Bradford not in the area you are working? Thanks

  2. mitchell June 15, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    Hi Seba, I’ve had a number of enquiries about this project from Bradford schools. I’m happy to arrange a meeting to present it to a number of HTs that are interested. Do you belong to a cluster already?


    • KIRSTY November 3, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

      Sorry it said my last message hadn’t submitted

  3. mitchell June 24, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Seba – You have mail!

  4. Kate Howard June 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    Hi David

    My school is located in Rainhill, St. Helens (between Manchester and Liverpool) – is there a possibility we could be involved?


    • mitchell June 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

      Hi Kate,

      There looks to be a cluster developing across Rochdale and Manchester. You wouldn’t be too far away to be fully involved. There would be a number of days for a few of your staff to travel across the cluster but this shouldn’t be an issue as you’re only 10-15 miles away. Can I email you details?

  5. Kate Howard June 25, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    Yes, thanks!

  6. Kerri Owens June 25, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    This sounds very exciting, could we be considered? (We are located in Preston but will travel/do anything to help raise standards for our children!)

    • mitchell June 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      Hi Kerri, I’ve sent you an email.

  7. Alex Vaughan June 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi David,

    I have been looking for a way to really push our blogs on across the school…have had pockets of success in the last few years but not consistently. I would love for us to be considered for the project. We are in Manchester (Barlow Hall Primary).


    • mitchell June 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

      Hi Alex, email on its way to you!

  8. Helen Ede June 26, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Hi David,

    I work in a Middlesbrough school and would love to hear some more!
    Is there still some availability?


    • mitchell June 26, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

      Hi Helen, there’s a growing momentum in Middlesborough and Durham. Can I connect you to a HT in Durham that is seeking schools to form a cluster? There is another in Middlesborough too.

      • Helen Ede June 28, 2014 at 6:44 am #

        Yes David that would be great. I’m assuming the Middlesbrough cluster will be the most viable option?? Will you e-mail me some details through?
        Many thanks

        • mitchell June 30, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

          You have mail Helen!

  9. Anna Young June 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Hi David,
    I am a head in Sunderland are there any schools nearby that have already shown an interest?
    Thank you in advance

    • mitchell June 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

      Hi Anna, yes there are a number from Middlesborough and Durham that have expressed an interest. Could you email me with your school details and I’ll get in touch?


  10. David Waites @stockportdave September 12, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Dear David,

    We would love to be involved too and I am sure that other Bury schools would love to get involved alongside us. Could I have some more detail please?


    David Waites

    • mitchell September 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

      Hi David,

      I’ll send an email to you shortly.


  11. KIRSTY DAVIES November 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Hi. I also work in Middlesbrough and would be very interested in this. Please could you email me some details. Thanks

    • mitchell November 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

      Hi, thanks for the comment. Email on the way…

      • KIRSTY November 3, 2014 at 11:05 pm #


  12. Clare January 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    Hi, I would be really interested in this but my school is in scunthorpe- are there any clusters or any way of being involved from this area? Thanks

    • mitchell January 4, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

      Hi Clare,

      I’ve worked with some schools in Hull. Do you have any connections with other schools around you?

    • mitchell February 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

      Hi Clare, there could be an opportunity for a cluster near you. Do you have good links with other schools that we could approach? I know of a few in Hull that might be interested.


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