Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Topics - stevenreader

Pages: [1]
1
Job vacancies and job seekers / Geography Maternity Cover
« on: September 26, 2013, 11:52:11 AM »
Hi,

   We have an opportunity for a Geographer to join our department at the Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge, Kent. This could be a November start or at any point after that as it is very short notice. If anyone would like any further details please email me reader@hayesbrook.kent.sch.uk.

It is a popular subject from KS3-KS5 and we have established staff who would be very supportive. The reason for short notice I believe is that the school have been let down by an appointed party and therefore we need someone asap!

Thanks,

Steven

2
Ofsted inspections / Got the call for a mock inspection!
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:33:03 PM »
Hi,

   We have just got the call for a mock inspection! I only have two lessons thankfully but am after any ideas people have because I have been thrust into panic zone at the moment!

I need to teach the Poland to UK migration case study to Year 11 as a case study and an introductory lesson on Wasteful World for Year 10! I have loads of ideas already but am open to any fantastic thoughts that people have used in recent history!

Thanks,

Steven

3
General Discussion / Hazard management SOW
« on: March 05, 2011, 04:23:52 PM »
Hi,

   I am writing a SOW for year 9 students that follow a humanities pathway from next year (basically they have extra lessons in history and geography). Therefore we have room for a new scheme of work and we want something that is slightly different.

We have decided upon a disaster management SOW. I need to include a couple of lessons on natural hazards that have been managed particularly well and also particularly badly.

Any ideas on modern interesting examples?

Thanks,

Steven

4
General Discussion / Competition help
« on: March 29, 2010, 09:57:52 PM »
Hi,

   During the academic year we run departmental competitions that help encourage pupil engagement with our vertical tutoring system. As a Humanities department I have been 'charged' with designing our effort! Basically I want to run a photo competition that pupils have to guess the location of. If anyone has any links to photos on flickr etc.. that are interesting locations but not too difficult or too easy! I'm thinking 3 gorges dam more than the Blackpool tower! I want about ten photos that I can then design some clues to help them access extra points.

Nice bit of raising whole school awareness of 'place'

Thanks for any help,

Steven

5
General Discussion / Websites blocked in China
« on: March 25, 2010, 07:49:30 PM »
Interesting reading!

http://whatblocked.com/

6
General Discussion / Citizenship at KS4 question
« on: January 29, 2010, 08:17:13 AM »
hi,

   Like many on here I have more than one string to my bow. As well as being a head of vertical tutoring system and geography teacher I am also 2I/C in Humanities. My question has me completely stumped so if anyone can offer advice it would be much apprieciated!

Basically, the head of PE has raised the number of hours year 11 do PE as a concern. They are one short per week and as we are a sports specialist school that's a big thing. They need to find an extra hour from somewhere a week. Thankfully they have left by beloved subject Geography well alone at key stage 3 but they want to put religious education and citizenship into one fortnightly lesson at ks4. Does anyone know the statutory amount of time weekly/yearly that both subjects have to cover? They have asked our department to find out but we can't find out a specified teaching 'time'. I realise that there are statutory topics to cover but I can't find anything on time allocation. This is a typical SLT not knowing their stuff and passing it on to the middle manager!

Any advice appreicated!

Thanks,

Steven

7
General Discussion / China pull out in the Telegraph
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:45:41 PM »
Hi,

  If anyone has access to yesterday's Telegraph there was a fantastic pullout on China. Well worth raiding the neighbours recycling for!



Cheers,



Steven

9
General Discussion / Edexcel A GCSE Text Books
« on: June 23, 2009, 04:17:54 PM »
Hi,

   Just wondering if anyone else has actually received their text books for this course? I ordered inspection copies a while back from the exam board and the Tomorrow's Geography series but alas have not got them yet! Having started this new course three weeks ago i'd love to see how the spec matches up to the text books! One of the down sides of starting year 10 on GCSE's before the summer holidays I suppose!

Cheers,

Steven

10
General Discussion / Pupil Voice
« on: April 20, 2009, 04:04:46 PM »
hi,

   I am hoping to develop somesort of pupil voice based lesson observations within our department. I was wondering if anybody had any experience of this and any example pupil lesson observation forms/training for pupils that they may have used in the past? I am thinking of small observations e.g. starter activities, independent learning and multiple intelligence learning.
Happy to share all resources that I develop over the next term as this is a key focus of ofsted and SSAT.

Thanks,

Steven

11
General Discussion / Must have downloads
« on: April 16, 2009, 07:05:11 PM »
Hi,

   Having purchased a new laptop over the holidays I am looking to fill it up with amazing applications. Does anybody have any advice as to the best software developments, media players (currently use winamp), digital technology editors (looking at buying nero 9), web browsers or essential weblinks for my bookmarks etc...

Having gone from XP to vista I am a bit lost!


thanks in anticipation,


Steven

Pages: [1]
anything