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school improvements School Closures
09 Apr 2021

Lessons from Lockdown 3.0

That’s right, we’ve all successfully weathered lockdown 3.0 and everyone is back in school. But things have changed since students were last in ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

healthy eating Student Wellbeing
16 Mar 2021

Creating Positive Attitudes to Food with Back to School Lunches

This week’s post was written by nutritionist and food educator, Rebecca Heald.

Author: Rebecca Heald

Back to School Education
04 Mar 2021

What will 2021 look like for educators?

As schools prepare for reopening on 8th March, many pupils will be glad to get out of the house and see their friends again. It’s been another ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Behaviour Management School Culture
23 Feb 2021

How a Clear School Hierarchy Aids Behaviour Management

Behaviour management is a huge, multifaceted area of a school’s approach to teaching. It spans classroom leadership strategies, policy creation ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Distance Learning Interventions
29 Jan 2021

Expert Insights - How to Run Remote Interventions

This week Nicola Jones-Ford shares her thoughts and lessons from staging remote ...

Author: Nicola Jones-Ford

Education Technolgy Pedagogy
27 Nov 2020

Connectivism and the Rise of Technology in the Classroom

2020 has most likely made all of us question our approaches to teaching. With new protocols to follow, both in school and out, many of you have ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Edtech
23 Nov 2020

Dedicated Edtech - How Specialist Suppliers Trump Big Tech

It is estimated that by 2021 the UK EdTech sector could be worth £3.4bn. A figure that has increased by £800mil in just four years. This ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Edtech software training
16 Nov 2020

What to Consider when Introducing New Software at Your School

Nowadays, schools rely on edtech. From homework to registration, even seating plans and timetables - technology in school has transformed the ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

School Technology Edtech Online Safety
06 Nov 2020

Can Edtech Make Schools Safer Places to Teach and Learn?

Schools are investing in edtech at record rates. In fact it is estimated that they spend around

Author: Ben Greenwood

Classroom Management Covid-19
30 Oct 2020

Is it Time to Redefine Attendance for Self-Isolating Students?

Attendance has been more of a challenge than usual this academic year. School attendance

Author: Ben Greenwood

Guest Blog National Curriculum
23 Oct 2020

The Importance Of A Non-Whitewashed Curriculum

This week we have a guest post from Boma Wokoma, Educator and ...

Author: Boma Wokoma

empathy Covid-19
14 Oct 2020 | Read time 4 mins

The Hidden Lesson in Washing Hands

We haven’t been back in school long but it is already becoming hard work for staff to remember all the new measures and procedures that need to ...

Author: Nicola Jones-Ford

Ofsted Covid-19
04 Sep 2020 | Read time 2 mins

What Will Ofsted Visits Look Like During The Pandemic?

As students return to school after over 160 days away, the classrooms they return to are going to look quite different to the ones they ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Back to School Covid-19
28 Aug 2020 | Read time 5 mins

What are Systems of Control and How Will they Stop Covid-19 Spreading?

As schools prepare to return after a somewhat unconventional summer break, SLT and classroom teachers have a lot on their plates. It’s a ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Edtech School Reopenings
09 Jul 2020

The Role of Edtech in Schools in a World Post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has undeniably changed the way we’ve had to educate students over the past few months but what part will edtech tools have to play in ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

School Closures Phased Reopenings
30 Jun 2020 | Read time 4 mins

Guest Post: A Look Inside a Socially Distanced Classroom

Now that primary aged pupils in years 1, 6 and reception have been invited back into the classroom until the end of the summer term, we wanted ...

Author: Beth Williams

Back to School Summer Holidays School Closures
26 Jun 2020

What Will the Summer Holidays Look Like After Closures?

Schools in England are expected to return in full from September to kick start the new academic year. The announcement has, again, provoked a ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Back to School Student Wellbeing
17 Jun 2020

How to Battle Back to School Anxiety After Closures

Currently in England, students in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 have been invited back to the classroom, and in secondary schools pupils who are ...

Author: Bethany Spencer