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Why you should spend 20 minutes a day reading

Why you should spend 20 minutes a day reading

(Posted on 12/01/20)

It would be very easy for me to sit here and list reasons as to why everyone should dedicate twenty minutes a day to reading: It improves your imaginationIt improves your language and grammarIt makes you a better writerIt improves your self-discipline It encourages cultural knowledge.....The list could go on! My love of literature first appeared when I was a young teenager and I fell...

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A Growth mindset in Maths - Daryl Goodwin

A Growth mindset in Maths - Daryl Goodwin

(Posted on 06/01/20)

What is the first thing you think of when you see this?ARRRRRRRGHHH! However all of the steps required to prove the quadratic formula are skills that most people are taught by year 10. Granted the above proof is not easy but there are steps that are recognisable to a large cohort of students.It is the same with answering exam questions. Students often say to me ‘I don’t get it!&rsquo...

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Identity and our favourite number using Mathematics - Richard Jones

(Posted on 06/01/20)

Last half term our Transdisciplinary theme was identity so in Maths we decided to look at how can we identify ourselves using Mathematics.On a basic level we are all made up of data which could be split into two categories - Qualitative data (descriptive data) such as eye colour, hair colour or your favourite football team. Quantitative data (that you can count or measure) such as your height...

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The Learning Trust Member Recruitment

(Posted on 17/10/19)

With a small commitment, you could made a big difference to local educationYou’re passionate about education, you have a strong sense ofcommunity and you’d like to help improve the educational outcomes for thousand of young people locally.We’re looking for people like you to fill the role of ‘Members’ in The LearningTrust, the organisation that operates some...

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Aiming high - An insight into extra curricular Drama at CIS

Aiming high - An insight into extra curricular Drama at CIS

(Posted on 09/09/19)

The Drama department at Chester International School began in September 2018 and has just begun its second year, growing into the IB Diploma Programme as Teatre, a group 6 subject. Just a few weeks into joining the school, our Drama teacher Natalie heard about a new BBC Drama that was being filmed in Handbridge so got in touch with the producers. Things spiralled quickly and resulted in...

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Announcement from Kate Unsworth

(Posted on 22/08/19)

Good afternoon on such an exciting day for CIS and congratulations to Year 11!I wanted to write to you all on my last day with CIS to thank you all for making this school a reality, a community and a success. When I discussed moving in May with the CEO Tony Lamberton and the governors, I did so with confidence about CIS as we are in such a strong position having thrived during our start...

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