Climbing the Hill

Climbing the Hill
Rob Carpenter
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Welcome

Thank you for visiting this website!

Climbing the Hill was created 5 years ago as a way of spreading best practice and sharing ideas between teachers.  I believe passionately that schools improve 'bottom up' rather than 'top down' and wanted to celebrate the amazing work taking place in schools.  Giving away our best ideas forces us to create new ones!    

I hope this website serves as a useful resource and reference point for teachers everywhere.  

Contact me at robcarpenter2@me.com or @carpenter_rob

Rob 

  • 06:57 AM - 12th April, 2021 Milo is settling in well-typical pup full of energy&learning lots quickly! He’s sleeping well in his crate at night and loves bounding around in the garden-even the snow we had on Monday! We’re looking forward to introducing him to everyone soon! Read more
  • 01:47 PM - 10th April, 2021 We are pleased to announce that Wingfield Primary School, with whom we have worked in close partnership since 2014, has now converted to academy status and formally joined our Trust on 1st April 2021. Read more
  • 10:09 PM - 6th April, 2021 We are recruiting! Come and join us on our exciting rapid transformation journey. We are looking for teachers and a head of counselling with skill and energy to support our fast-paced, ambitious plans. To find out more click here: Read more
  • 01:39 PM - 6th April, 2021 Just under 300 100% Attendance certificates written....not bad seeing as we are in the midst of a global pandemic! Well done to the pupils and families of Read more
  • 10:51 AM - 3rd April, 2021 The Commonweal School in Swindon was a very progressive secondary comp back in 1986. We even had our own school snooker team! Here we all are raising cash for a scanner with a 24 hour snooker marathon! Fun times. Read more
  • 08:18 AM - 1st April, 2021 Many thanks for the incredible generosity shown by Woodside staff and the Peter Kennedy Housing Association - we have created 10 hampers and also bags of goodies for some of our families. Read more
  • 08:18 AM - 1st April, 2021 We are recruiting! Come and join us on our exciting rapid transformation journey. We are looking for teachers with skill and energy to support our fast-paced, ambitious plans. To find out more and apply, click here: Read more Read more
  • 08:17 AM - 1st April, 2021 Our new topic table is ready for when we come back. Can you guess what we are learning about? What localities can you find? In addition, what types of rubbish can you identify and what bins do they go in? What do you think sustainability is? Read more
  • 08:16 AM - 1st April, 2021 Some of us have been working extra hard on our maths reasoning skills this term! We had to use our times table knowledge to reason how we knew if certain numbers could be shared in groups equally or with remainders. ➗ Read more
  • 08:14 AM - 1st April, 2021 Our published outcome by year 6 this term. They have been learning about Power and Governance. The children have learnt about Black history and explored thought provoking themes throughout our core texts. Read more