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peter blenkinsop
Works at Educational Consultant. I support schools, secondary, primary and special, great, good and not so good to help them improve. We work on teaching and learning as well as leadership at all levels.
Attended Hatfield Technical GrammarSchool
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Why do I need a teacher?
Walking the dogs through the glorious Welsh landscape is brilliant thinking time. Today they were particularly well behaved. I could walk the lanes with my hands in my pockets and with no pulling on the leads. The weather was hot enough to be very pleasant ...
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Who is responsible for engagement, teachers or children?
Whenever I bring this topic up I get an anti response which is based around the idea that some children, because of some feature of the child, can’t be held responsible for engaging. I don’t believe, even if this were true, that the few should determine wha...
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Engagement. Teach children how to engage.
I have a view about engagement. My view is that engagement is not something teachers should be amending the learning plan to include. I am sure that adding engagement is not the best way to work with children. I think we may well be missing an opportunity a...
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What really bugs teachers?
The answer is simple. Having their time taken doing tasks that are essentially pointless or very much on the sidelines of them doing their job as quality educators. This blog is prompted by a meeting of a few teachers-who-blog in Birmingham. I always enjoy ...
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Micromanaging Teachers
How can you be a different and more effective SLT? Only read this if you want to change, for the better. Only read this if you think you can be better and in being better you and your staff can be more productive and create the quality learning school that ...
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Going SOLO - An English teacher's experience of using SOLO.
Going Solo... Having been persuaded of the limitations of Bloom’s Taxonomy and introduced to the benefits of SOLO through an OTP course, I decided the only way to really find out was to experiment My school is currently involved in a series of PLCs where, a...
Going Solo... Having been persuaded of the limitations of Bloom’s Taxonomy and introduced to the benefits of SOLO through an OTP course, I decided the only way to really find out was to experiment My school is currently invol...
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We don’t know what we don’t know… 21st centry skills
We don’t know what we don’t know… So we have to teach children not the knowledge base that is current, actually we only would ever teach a tiny, tiny fraction of the sum of knowledge, but we must prepare them for a world that does not yet exist. I am trying...
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Engagement - too many meanings!
In thinking about engagement and what I want when I talk about engagement by children in lessons I am sometimes frustrated by the meaning some others attach to this word. In this post I want to try to define what I mean by engagement and what I do not mean....
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Can I improve my students' memory?
Treading of dangerous waters, here. But the following is a distillation of what I have read and hopefully understood about memory. At some point your children will take exams and the more they can remember, facts and processes - know what and know hoy - the...
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Knowledge and Information
I am sure that the differences between knowledge and understanding are explored in some deep academic way and i probably should get to grips with that but I want to suggest that the differences between knowledge and understanding are quite simple a differen...
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Going SOLO - An English teacher's experience of using SOLO.
Going Solo… Having been persuaded of the limitations of Bloom’s Taxonomy and introduced to the benefits of SOLO through an OTP course, I decided the only way to really find out was to experiment with it myself.   My school is currently involved in a series ...
Going Solo… Having been persuaded of the limitations of Bloom’s Taxonomy and introduced to the benefits of SOLO through an OTP course, I decided the only way to really find out was to experiment with it myself.   My school...
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An additional level in SOLO taxonomy
Solo has, via a great deal of research into students' thinking identified itself as having the following level. Prestructural Unistructural Multistructural Relational Extended Abstract I like solo for a number of reasons including its versatility in helping...
Solo has, via a great deal of research into students' thinking identified itself as having the following level. Prestructural Unistructural Multistructural Relational Extended Abstract I like solo for a number of reasons incl...
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Educational Consultant.
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  • Educational Consultant. I support schools, secondary, primary and special, great, good and not so good to help them improve. We work on teaching and learning as well as leadership at all levels.
    Managing Director, 2007 - present
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Very nice, cuddly and not at all horrible
Introduction
I run an Educational Consultancy company working with schools to help them improve the quality of teaching and learning. The company is named ManYana and you need to ask my wife about the name. Catalan, not Spanish spelling for those who know.

Enabling us to have tomorrow, today.
Bragging rights
Retired from the headship the of a London Secondary School. Last Ofsted judgement was outstanding. We were rather pleased.
Education
  • Hatfield Technical GrammarSchool
    Secondary Education, 1960 - 1967
  • University of Surrey
    Physics, 1967 - 1970
  • Universty of London, Garnett College
    PGCE, 1971 - 1972
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