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The writing results of DeputyMitchell’s pupils soared from 9% Level 5 to 60% Level 5 in 12 months after the implementation of simple existing new technologies and blogging.

DeputyMitchell has been a primary school teacher for 20 years teaching Reception to Year 8 and has worked at all levels of management from ICT Co-ordinator, Department Head to Headteacher of two schools. Ever since he saw the power as a Year 6 teacher of using forums to get pupils writing outside of the traditional school day as early as 2005, DeputyMitchell has seen amazing impact through technology used at the right time, in the right way, to not only inspire pupils to write, but write to the very best of their ability.

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A day with your Literacy Co-ordinator…

My work supporting schools for the last 3 years has varied hugely. From 2-3 year projects with clusters of schools, to one day, one off support days working with teachers – even one off staff meetings. One growing area I am being asked to provide support for, is to work with Literacy Co-ordinators as they try to spearhead an ever demanding drive for the best possible outcomes for the pupils across their school.

There is no ‘typical’ day to describe when I visit your school to work with your Literacy Co-ordinator, as these days are planned alongside the member of staff or Headteacher weeks before. However, there are a number of questions that come up frequently:

  1. Why do pupils say that writing and reading are the most boring subject areas? What can be done to change this?
  2. What can be done to make our boys want to write?
  3. We bought a load of iPad… How can we used these effectively instead of internet searching devices?
  4. How can I implement a new approach?
  5. How can I monitor the impact of what I am planning to do?
  6. How am I going to get SLT on board?

Simply talking through some of the above questions, sharing examples of what other schools are doing that have worked with me (some case studies here), planning action with achievable goals (with small steps) alongside a clear vision for tracking/monitoring progress will give your Literacy Co-ordinator a boost and some much needed support to tackle under performance in their subject. This may or may not involve rolling out blogging through your school but by the end of the day, after a whole school staff training session, a clear road map will be in place.

If you are interested in exploring how one of these days in your school could work, please fill out ‘Expression of interest’ form below and I will get in touch via email to find out more.

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