Andy Kemp

Student Leadership

By Andy | December 2, 2018 | 0 Comment

I believe it’s essential that as schools we think carefully and plan our process for developing the leadership potential in our young people. The ability to lead, and be led, is such a key skill that it can’t be left to chance! I wrote about this, and a conference on student leadership which I put […]

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The Importance of Music in School…

By Andy | September 9, 2018 | 0 Comment

School’s offer a broad range of opportunities and activities to engage and enrich the experience of their students. Each has there place and provide important development opportunities. That’s not to say you can’t develop these skills through different activities (I actually think there’s a huge amount of similarity between the educational value of music as […]

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Student Leadership – Project Leadership

By Andy | June 3, 2018 | 2 Comment

This article follows on from a series I wrote earlier in the year exploring whether student leadership in schools should be a right or a privilege: Student Leadership – A Right or a Privilege? – Part 1 Student Leadership – A Right or a Privilege? – Part 2 Student Leadership – A Right or a […]

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Performance Management Reviews

By Andy | January 3, 2016 | 0 Comment

I’ve been thinking a lot over the last year about the purpose and effectiveness of the traditional annual performance review which is a common part of most schools.  Appraisal in its current form in most schools lends its origins to the 1986 Education Act, which made it compulsory for maintained schools to undertake some form of performance review. […]

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How should I adjust my Teaching for different Learning Styles?

By Andy | April 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

This is the question posed by Daniel Willingham in Chapter 7 of his excellent book “Why don’t Students Like School?” This is a very trendy and topical question which has been making its way through schools in various guises for the last 10 years.  Willingham however takes a very different approach to most by using […]

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