Best Practice Exhibition – Woodside Community Hub (Norwich)

I was lucky enough to secure a late tour session with the super Sally Thomas to view the latest in the series of best practice spaces she has developed in collaboration with Norfolk County Council’s Early Years Achievement Team.


Training: Excellence in Literacy, Science and Mathematics

Staff training: not INSET – OUTSET!

Something that is well known about me professionally is that I really enjoy planning and leading staff development days. I always have a clear idea of what I want to focus upon and what the professionals I’m working with would benefit from.

Today I arranged for my entire staff team (and students) to visit a “Best Practice” exhibition at the Woodside Community Hub in Norwich (Norfolk) followed by an afternoon at the Mini Scrapbox in Reepham (Broadland) to source and collect resources inspired by their observations and experiences of the exhibition.

The Mini Scrapbox unit in Reepham.

A selection of resources we bought from Mini Scrapbox.

Already one of the practitioners has created ribbon rings for music and movement.

I found some gorgeous, soft green fabric that I’ve placed with some small world animals. Several strips of fabric are nearby for children to direct their own play.

Quote of the Week

“Education is all a matter of building bridges.”

Ralph Ellison

Quote of the Week

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

Malcolm Forbes

Quote of the Week

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

Oscar Wilde