‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them’

I’ve taken a trip back down memory lane to my secondary school Shakespeare Days…Twelfth Night (II, v, 156-159). If I remember correctly, although Malvolio says this, he does so while reading from the letter that Maria wrote. My question is this: How can we (as staff working within a school community) ensure that we promote the achievement […]

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Metacognition

Learning isn’t easy. Being a learner isn’t easy. But it’s pretty cool… What’s written below isn’t ground-breaking or overly new in terms of the thinking behind it. It is just right and proper. How it should be for the children that we are working with. Metacognition and Growth Mind-set – both absolutely vital. Linked to […]

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Summer is (nearly) here…

Happy Easter everybody! Here at Windmill, we cannot wait for the children to return to school. We have an amazing variety of learning lined up for all year groups – take a look at the curriculum newsletters by clicking this link. Summer term is always very busy; lots of trips out planned, sports days, meet […]

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School…what’s the point?

Sir Ken Robinson, a hero of mine, said at a conference that I was at on Friday, that a school’s purpose is… ‘To enable children to understand the world around them and the talents within them so they can become fulfilled individuals and active, compassionate citizens.’ This will definitely be shaping my thinking this week… […]

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Ambition for every child

Something we are continuously focusing on at Windmill…all about ambition for every child. We have to continue with the mind-set that every child can achieve and it is our core purpose to realise more ambitious expectations for every child. See below – it is taken from a book called ‘Self-Improving Schools’ and the article that […]

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