Acklam Grange School held its second love learning project at the end of this summers term. Both teaching and non-teaching staff were tasked with having to learn a new skill. The only stipulation being that it couldn’t be anything to do with teaching. It’s important to remember what it was like to be a child and learn a challenging new skill. Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.
Wow is the first word that comes to mind to summarise #MathsConf4, which was held in the beautiful and amazing venue of the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. This is my second maths conference event and I came away feeling reinvigorated and truly inspired. Unfortunately I didn't get to go see everything I would of liked because there were too many amazing workshops I wanted to attend. However to me this is the sign of an 'outstanding' conference, when it is hard to make a decision on workshops because they all look amazing.
In light of this coming weeks AGSInspire, I thought I would write my own views on stretching the challenge for all students. It is a common belief as soon as the words challenge are heard this is just for the gifted and talented and most able of students. However I'm of the opinion all students should have the opportunity to make rapid relative progress and be stretched and challenged to achieve their upmost best.
As many of my followers are aware, I said goodbye to my old school at the start of the Holidays. I am moving to join @TeamTait amongst others at Acklam Grange School as Maths Lead Practitioner. I have to say this is a big opportunity I am really excited about, (Literally I’ve been chomping at the bit to get started, 3 days to go *jumps up and down excitedly*). I’d kept my eyes open for a while for the next step in my career, though making the decision to move schools was not undertaken lightly. It feels like going off to university all over again, but maybe part of my attachment issue is because the school I've just left was the school I went to as child.