Resources:Students books What to do:Create a expecting excellence/model/exemplar book to help students who miss your lessons to catch up with the work and thus creating an expecting excellence ethos in your class too!Do this by photocopying a page(s) of completed class work from each lesson from one students book. But make sure over the year these pages are photocopied from a variety of students books. Then stick these into an blank book. In the same size/colour/type of book the students are currently using. If a student misses a lesson, give them that book to catch up? If they lose their book, give them the example book to copy up? Ensuring you photocopy a variety of students work doubles up with showing those students their work is excellent enough for others to learn from too. I have provided a small incentive if their work makes it in the class model/exemplar book! I also place a sign on the top left of the page that in the students book to show this page has been photocopied for our expecting excellence book! THE THEORY BEHIND THIS RESOURCE... ## Fill/Mind The GapYou may be aware that my relentless drive/focus and passion is about ensuring - The Pursuit of Purging the gap of Pupil Premium (An insight into PP and what it means?)
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We all know one of the main factors that affects attainment for students is their We ALL This short post is about some ideas I have shared with my colleagues and some things I have been doing in my classes for a while now. So… give these a go, ## A model/example book:- Photocopy a page of completed class work from each lesson from a variety of students books.(I do this by taking a whole class load of books to the photocopier. I open each book and look for examples of excellent work; where students have put in a great deal of effort. Do not be influenced/swayed by work that is simply exceptionally presented!
- Then stick these photocopied examples into an blank book. (Ensure this book is the same type/size/colour as the books the students are working in. Make sure the work is stuck in, in the right order. In exactly the same way as the lessons have been taught. N.B- Make sure you stick in any examples of excellent cover work too!
**THEN**, If a student misses a lesson, give them that book/page to catch up?- If they lose their book, give them the example book to copy up? If their work isn’t to a high enough standard, ask them to start again?
If you truly want to save time with this, you could just add these examples to a folder/treasury tag them, or create booklets organised by short term? Ensuring you photocopy a If their work is had truly an exception amount of effort put into it, I will display it in my Expecting Excellence display board. |