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A writing adventure - from Headteacher to published author

  • by: Dennis Richards
  • On: 26, Nov 2020
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A writing adventure - from Headteacher to published author

Dennis Richards was Headteacher of St. Aidans CE High School from 1989-2012. In retirement he has worked as a French Language assistant at St.John Fisher RC High School. He was awarded the OBE for ser...

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10 Christmas writing ideas for the classroom

Whether you're looking for classroom ideas to get you in the festive spirit or for Christmas writing ideas to help you to teach a particular writing genre, we've got you covered. As always, a quick se...

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Using Writing Journals in the primary classroom

Try Writing Journals and revolutionise your children’s independent writing! Writing Journals – sometimes called Author’s Notebooks are vocabulary books in which children can capture gorgeous language ...

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Pobble writing lessons and how they can work for you

Looking for unique, curriculum aligned, high quality lessons? We can help! Pobble began in the classroom, it’s where our heart is and why we’re so keen to help out in yours. We’ve made it easy for tea...

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Simple ideas to boost teacher morale

During these tough and uncertain times teacher life can feel overwhelming. You’re managing extra workload as well as managing your own emotions and those of the children, that makes the stress levels ...

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Moderating writing online with Pobble

Online moderation is the way forward Our vision was always to have a platform that supported the teaching of writing at every step of the process. We’re proud to now provide everything teachers need t...

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11 awesome anti-bullying writing ideas

We've searched our extensive writing bank for the best anti-bullying writing ideas. As usual, our teaching community did not disappoint! Teachers like you, from around the world have shared some brill...

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5 quick writes for the run up to Christmas

If you've got a few minutes spare and want to work on your pupils' writing skills, then Pobble's quick writes are ideal. They begin with some thought-provoking images and are followed by open ended qu...

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5 writing display ideas that really rock!

Encouraging great writing skills can be made all the easier with the support of a great classroom display. We’ve gathered a few of our favourite writing displays from teachers who totally nailed it wh...

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11 classroom debate ideas for purposeful writing

Holding a class debate can be a great way to spark ideas for purposeful writing, allowing pupils to produce persuasive discussion texts or balanced arguments from their findings.

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