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Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in January 2023 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Teaching & Learning Blog

Welcome to the Teaching and Learning blog. 

This is a place where we share the innovation and planning that results in excellent learning by our students everywhere, every day. It gives a flavour of some of the thinking and expertise behind developments in our practice and gives an insight into what makes for Great Teaching at Carshalton High School For Girls.

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  • 04/05/22

    Disruption-Free Classrooms

    At Carshalton High School For Girls, good behaviour is the foundation for successful learning.
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  • 28/02/22

    The Year 9 Extended Curriculum

    We are always looking at ways to be innovative in our curriculum design at CHSG and for ways to make our students’ experience more relevant year-on-year. In September 2021, we introduced what we call our Extended Curriculum to our Year 9 students. Whilst we have had a three-year key stage 4 at...
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  • 24/02/22

    Supporting Spaced Retrieval Practice

    Supporting spaced retrieval practice and interleaving through structured revision exercises
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  • 20/01/22

    Priming Research at CHSG

    In the Autumn term several CHSG teachers engaged with a research project being organised by the University of Bedfordshire which focused on using ‘priming’ techniques that promote secure, long-term knowledge and understanding.
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  • 14/07/21

    No Opt Out

    No Hands-up Questioning  At the start of this academic year, the Teaching and Learning team decided that we would revisit and reinvigorate our approach to no hands-up questioning. In short, we want to develop a culture of ‘No...
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  • 15/06/21

    Student Leadership at CHSG

    At CHSG we strongly believe student leadership is one of the essential strands of personal development.
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  • 18/05/21

    Remote Education

    Over the past year teachers across the world have adapted to a newfound realm of education online in order to continue to teach students during school closures due the global pandemic.
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  • 21/04/21

    #CanDoMusic at CHSG

    #CanDoMusic at CHSG – Teaching Music at CHSG during a pandemic
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  • 03/03/21

    How we design and use workbooks in Religious Studies

    As an ancient profession, what more is there to teaching than the teacher imparting wisdom to the students, who listen and learn?
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  • 04/02/21


    Life at Carshalton High School for Girls has changed in so many ways in the last year, and the introduction of workbooks as our primary resource in lessons ranks as possibly the greatest change in Teaching and Learning.
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  • 02/02/21

    CPD at CHSG

    At CHSG we are creating a culture where people are motivated to learn and develop and see the value in their professional development for themselves, their students and for the whole school
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  • 16/12/20

    Developing a Principled Curriculum

    The CHSG Curriculum is principled and has clear aims.
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