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Busting statutory moderation myths: Expert insights for teachers

  • by: Laura Bailey, former school leader, experienced moderation manager and Pobble's Head of Moderation and Assessment.
  • On: 11, Apr 2024
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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...

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...

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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...

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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

A free writing competition with a healthy eating twist! 🥦🧀🍎 Picture this: a classroom buzzing with excitement, young minds ignited with creativity, and the aroma of imagination filling the air. In ...

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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...

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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...

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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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The ultimate list of ways to use Pobble to inspire writing

For those of you who are new to Pobble (where have you been?!?), we'll answer that all-important question...

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Inspire writing creativity for the BBC's 500 Words Competition

The BBC 500 Words Competition is back for 2023 and Pobble is delighted to be an official partner!

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