Building a growth mindset in mathematics
The Wroxham School is working with NCETM and a range of partner schools to develop mathematics teaching in Years Three and Four.
Language for learning
We recognise that language and thought are closely related. We seek to offer opportunities to schools across our alliance to study the importance of oracy and dialogic teaching, skilled reading and writing.
The Wroxham School is a lead school for languages. The DfE are funding an alliance project to enhance language learning across our alliance schools. We have been allocated funding to support innovative approaches to language teaching. This funding will enable us to work with a CfBT languages consultant and Katharine Wheatley from Dame Alice Owen’s to support cross phase learning.
The Languages area of our website is now live, click here to take a look.
The Cambridge Primary Review
Alison Peacock is the National Network Leader for the CPR. To become a member of the network visit www.primaryreview.org.uk. The final report ‘Children; their World, their Education’ (2009 ) Alexander (ed) is the most comprehensive study of English primary education for the past forty years. The report makes extensive practice and policy recommendations.
Seminars about key areas of the final report are organised as part of our alliance.
- A summary document written by Alison Peacock National Leader of the Cambridge Primary Review Network Cultural Education in England. A summary for the CPR
- A basic leaflet about the Cambridge Primary Review CPR revised leaflet May 2012.pdf
Learning without Limits
We are excited about the forthcoming publication of ‘Creating Learning without Limits’ (2012) Swann et al which tells the story of Wroxham and explores key dispositions for leading a school with an emancipatory transformative approach to school improvement.
RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
Another inspiring RSA Animate taken from a speech given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education expert and recipient of the RSA Benjamin Franklin award.
A short animation that questions the wisdom of recent educational reforms. By Darren Bartholomew
- BBC News website, Science & Environment section
- IQ ‘can change in teenage years’
- Centre for Education Research and Policy, Perspectives section
- Reducing ranking, increasing performance
- The future of collaboration — Following the closure of Creative Partnerships, Martin Heaney looks to new collaborative projects run by artists, to examine the legacy of its practice
- Read the article here.
- This document relates to the model of teaching school alliances as vehicles for school improvement.
- Maturity Model at a glance guide.pdf
- From the National College — The Wroxham School’s alliance (The Wroxham Transformative Learning Alliance) is convinced that research and development are key drivers for school improvement. This is underpinned by a strong belief that everyone is capable of improvement, given a culture of high expectation, respect and self belief. Wroxham has established research projects that focus on high aspiration in mathematics 4 – 19 and a language for learning 4 – 19. Middle and senior leaders are beginning to engage in action research and the school is establishing a core research and development team…Select the link below to read the full article.
- National College – Green shoots issue one v0.12
- David H Hargreaves, National College
- Leading a self-improving school system
- Nov/Dec 2011 edition of Primary Science
- A transformative approach to school improvement
- FORUM Volume 52, Number 3, 2010
- The Cambridge Primary Review: a voice for the future
- July 2010, National College
- Creating a self-improving school system
- National Education Technology Plan 2010, Department of Education (USA)
- Transforming American Education, Learning powered by technology