Christopher Hatton

38 Laystall St

Tel: 020 7278 4500
Fax: 020 7278 2232

Headteacher: Mrs Gwenneth Lee
Ofsted: Outstanding
DFES #: 2842

Case Studies

Using Transitions Effectively To Maximise Learning Time

by Sophie Klimt

Key Points

How to use transition times to increase learning opportunities, rather than just manage them. Focuses on the use of chants as ways to embed key number facts, as the children move around the classroom.

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Implementing strategies for efficient and impactful peer feedback and improvement in Year 1

by David Benham

Key Points

  • Develop peer assessment and specific feedback in young children
  • Improve communication skills
  • Develop time efficient, impactful feedback sessions for a range of attainment levels
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How speaking frames can support pupils’ critical analysis in art and design

by Angela Hay

Key Points

To develop oral communication and depth of vocabulary used within art, I wanted to explore the use of models and speaking frames to deepen responses when observing and reflecting upon art.

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How scaffolds can effectively support children in their development of spoken reasoning in maths

by Chloe Pearson

Key Points

The skills of reasoning are key to creating successful mathematicians. Internalisation of these skills is the first step but the ability to voice your ideas is key to truly deep understanding.

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Raising reading attainment through quality speaking and listening in Years 3 & 4

by Rebecca Ryan

Key Points

Reading, speaking and listening are inextricably linked. We noticed comprehension was limited by poor speaking and listening skills.

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Using the Growth Mind-set approach to narrow the gap

by Gwenneth Lee

Key Points

Our aim was to use evidence based practice to close the attainment gap between children entitled to Pupil Premium and others


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Christopher Hatton is a popular one-form entry community school in the Holborn area, catering for children from nursery age to Year 6. The school was graded as ‘outstanding’ in our most recent Ofsted and has maintained consistently high levels of pupil attainment and progress. We offer a creative, skills-led curriculum enabling pupils to develop resilience, responsibility and resourcefulness. Our school offers a range of after-school activities, including chess, art, music and sports. There is also a breakfast club which runs from 8am to 8.45am daily.

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