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February 8, 2017

It was wonderful to see over 150 parents, carers and colleagues at the talk by Dr Hazel Harrison on Monday 6 February. Hazel’s talk on "Surviving or thriving the teenage years” I know struck a chord with many and gave some valuable insight and strategies that we can al...

November 28, 2016

What did you take from this event before half-term? It may be a distant memory but hopefully if it met its brief it is now having an influence on your classroom practice. Andrew Dubberley, Head of History at Debenham High School in action here leading his workshop enti...

November 28, 2016

In the second session on Tuesday 29 November, the participants will be focusing on "What does effective teaching and learning look like?" Prior reading for the session includes a look at the educational fads over the last twenty years, as explained by Teacher Toolkit...

October 12, 2016

It was energising to work with a dozen skilled middle leaders last night in the first session of our Aspiring Senior Leaders Course this year.

The first session posed the question, "what would our school of future look like?" In building this utopia we considered what w...

October 9, 2016

It may have been written back in 1996, but its observations are as true today for those leading schools. Charles Handy's "Beyond Certainty", gives us food for thought in what we need to bring to schools and young people. His observation of what was at the heart of succ...

September 29, 2016

It was great to meet so many people eager to enter the profession last night at Endeavour House, Ipswich. Talking to Paul Hanraads, Newly Qualified Mathematics Teacher, and Jade Blagg, Graduate Intern, both at Debenham High School, gave real insight into training oppor...

September 3, 2016

Martin Robinson, Author and Educator, spoke with teachers at Debenham High School to consider the most important factors in teaching today. Martin Robinson advocates a return to the trivium. Through consideration of examples from Ancient Greece to the present day, Mart...

September 3, 2016

Debenham High School welcomed Dr Hazel Harrison, Clinical Psychologist on their training day. Hazel is one of the leads for mental health in young people for the NHS in the East of Suffolk. In her talk she considers a 5-a-day menu that support the development of positi...

August 23, 2016

We all like to take time to absorb ourselves in some escpaist fiction in the holiday, but what has been on your educational reading list for the summer. My favourite has been Educating Ruby by Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas.

Many of the ideas in the book are ones that Claxt...

August 23, 2016

We are delighted to start the academic year of 2016-17, our first as Mid-Suffolk teaching School Alliance. Although in our infancy we are excited about the year ahead and our work with teachers, trainee teachers and those considering entering the profession for the fir...

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