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The Pobble Journey, inspiration and impact

  • by: Simon Blower
  • On: 22, Apr 2024
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The Pobble Journey, inspiration and impact

2024 started with a bang for Team Pobble! My colleague Anna and I were incredibly lucky to attend the final of the BBC 500 Words competition. As we sat in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace, usually re...

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Leadership tips: avoiding the bandwagon

I’ll start this piece with a disclaimer: I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for a bandwagon. I loved a Polly Pocket when I was little; I grabbed girl power with both hands when the Spice Girls burst i...

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Busting statutory moderation myths: Expert insights for teachers

Every year, as we head into the final term of the year, I speak with Year 6 teachers who tell me they are nervous about being selected for statutory external moderation. We unpick together what is cau...

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Maximising impact: 9 simple steps to achieve effective moderation sessions

Ensure your moderation opportunities are purposeful and positive with my expert tips! Moderation isn't just about validating assessment judgments; it's a valuable opportunity to celebrate achievements...

Empowering Writers: Celebrating Creativity with Pobble

At Smart Vision School, celebrating writers is an integral part of our culture, fostering a love for writing and empowering students from FS1 to Year 7. Every week, we recognise our budding authors wi...

Whole School Writing Impact: Our Journey with Pobble

Ali Findlayson is Head of Primary at Queens British Grammar School, Estepona. Here she shares how she ran a Pobble whole school writing day and how it can motivate your young writers and build a cultu...

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Writing competition: All the Write Ingredients

Please note - This competition has now closed. For more ways to inspire your young writers, visit A free writing competition with a healthy eating twist! 🥦🧀🍎 Picture this: a classroom bu...

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Grammar Gamification: A Playful Path to Fluency!

In Primary School classrooms, it’s rare to hear students cheer for the start of a SPAG (spelling, punctuation, and grammar) lesson. It’s an aspect of the curriculum which may feel like a chore and can...

Christmas writing magic: 7 ready-made prompts to spark creativity

'Tis the season for more than just festive decorations and twinkling lights. The anticipation of the holiday season naturally brings a sense of excitement into the classroom. The festive spirit is con...

Images to inspire writing in your classroom

Images are a powerful tool for inspiring writing in the classroom. When it comes to igniting the flames of creativity, visual stimuli can work wonders. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousan...

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