Staff Continuing Professional Development
This page is primarily for classroom-based staff at Osmaston Primary School. Its purpose is to act as a central resource of articles, videos and podcasts related to how we view teaching and learning within the school. However, as a parent or member of the community, you may find the content of interest also.
The Knowledge-Based Curriculum and Knowledge Organisers
The Michaela Community School podcast, this is a very interesting secondary free school in London who do things differently. They have pioneered the knowledge-based curriculum, use of knowledge organisers and regular quizzing as a means of assessment.
Find out more about the Knowledge Organiser website by watching the video below.
Cognitive Load Theory
Understanding working memory, a classroom guide by Prof Susan Gathercole and Dr Tracy Alloway - an easy-read short booklet containing practical tips.
Watch the video below for ideas on different ways to get more retrieval practice into the classroom.
Whole Class Feedback
Teach Like a Champion
The website of Pivotal Education, original setup by Paul Dix and whose philosphy to behaviour management we largely subscribe to.
The website of the Pivotal Podcast, a free weekly podcast on behaviour management (also available from iTunes)