Teaching and Learning Blog

Stay informed on all the latest updates from the T&L team and immerse yourself in advice and insights to help you get the most out of working at QE.

Wellbeing Week
Lizzie Blacker, Welfare Team

What a beautifully busy week we’ve had with rewards week and wellbeing awareness week.

So What is CLIL?
Helen Chauvet, EAL Team

You will have heard the term “CLIL” but what exactly is it and why should you be interested?

Liz Duran-Walker, EAL Team

There’s this unusual group of mainly women tucked away in the subterranean classrooms of the lower ground floor or the Genesis building. What do they do?

T&L Hall of Fame: April
T&L Team

This star in our hall of fame goes to Art and Ka Wing for learning how to edit and render images in CAD, with the help of T&L.

The Importance of Personal Development at QE
Helen Snuggs, Head of Personal Development

Personal Development classes at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate are tailor-made to suit our students. 

Queen Ethelburga’s Community Values (QECV)
Cat Gallacher-Hay

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is called home by students from around the world, (represented by 68 nationalities) bringing together a rich tapestry of cultures, values and beliefs.

“To Be the Best that I Can with the Gifts that I Have”
Suzanne Mulligan, Deputy Head of Faculty

When a visitor walks into Queen Ethelburga’s, what do they feel? What do they see? They see students and staff displaying the values above.

When World Book Day Met 'The Beast from the East'
Katie Parsons

"Well, we wouldn’t want to see the Tiger Who Came to Tea stranded in a snowdrift, would we?” Or Mr Twit, Oliver Twist, or Daenerys Targaryen, for that matter. And with that, the English teachers decided to move their World Book Day dress-up to Friday March 2nd.

Maths Anxiety
Chris Waring, Maths Teacher

One of the things that comes up again and again in maths lessons, typically from a resentful student learning a compulsory subject, is “when am I going to use this in real life?”

Biting the Bullet: Using Promethean Boards in Chapter House
Katie Parsons

The new school year was an exciting one for the teachers of Chapter House. New classrooms, a giant staircase and two lush green spaces outside for the children to play in.