Amy Kennedy

Amy Kennedy

Deputy director of sixth form and history teacher.

17 stories
Progress 8: Some are more equal than others... by Amy Kennedy
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Progress 8: Some are more equal than others...

We've had a fair bit of work on our house recently...Firstly, the plasterers did a great job. Initially...

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Usjng questions as a planning tool by Amy Kennedy
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Usjng questions as a planning tool

This week I was invited to another school to run a session on 'how can questions encourage students to...

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#pquestions
Date night...with Stalin by Amy Kennedy
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Date night...with Stalin

My very forgiving husband coined the phrase 'Saturdays with Stalin' because I have, since September spent...

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Marking the 'Michaela' way by Amy Kennedy
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Marking the 'Michaela' way

After spending well in excess of 10 hours marking (2 classes) AS mocks, I knew I had to reduce the time...

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How can we show children that reading is a reward in itself? by Amy Kennedy
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How can we show children that reading is a reward in itself?

My niece is 10. She is bright, funny, incredibly sporty and is an alpha child. She also hates reading...

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What do flowers and raising standards have in common? by Amy Kennedy
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What do flowers and raising standards have in common?

What 3 factors do you think are most important in raising standards in schools? Schools and flowers have...

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EPQ: The coral reef of teaching! by Amy Kennedy
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EPQ: The coral reef of teaching!

If classroom teaching is like swimming, all too often students are lane swimming up and down the pool,...

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The power of student voice by Amy Kennedy
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The power of student voice

This year, I have been lucky enough to set up ourĀ 6th form council. We now have three strands of student...

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#studentvoice
How do you define impact? by Amy Kennedy
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How do you define impact?

I have just completed my SLE application! It has taken me 3 nights, mostly due to procrastination but...

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#sle
The biggest silverlining of all by Amy Kennedy
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The biggest silverlining of all

So much media attention to teaching is negative and there is no doubt that the big picture in education...

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#whitepaper
The importance of a great team! by Amy Kennedy
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The importance of a great team!

On Thursday it was our assistant's (Flora) 50th Birthday. To celebrate, Flora organised personalised...

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#wellbeing
Embracing failure: 'Black Box Thinking' by Amy Kennedy
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Embracing failure: 'Black Box Thinking'

Having read @nataliescott's blog on here recommending 'Black Box Thinking' by Matthew Syed, I decided...

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