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Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, School Management, School Culture

Teacher Wellbeing and School Improvement
By Bethany Spencer on September 17, 2018

Teaching has always been a high pressure job, despite what some may say with regard to the length of holidays and about those not being able to ‘do’, and who instead ‘teach’. Teaching is...

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Blog, Teacher Wellbeing, School Management, School Culture

Fostering a Positive School Culture
By Edd Jackson on September 7, 2018

One of the hardest challenges that modern schools face is trying to promote a positive culture. Of course there are a multitude of factors which can have an impact on your school’s...

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Blog, teaching crisis, Teacher Wellbeing

Technology and Remembering the Joys of Teaching
By Rosie Featherstone on August 30, 2018

As with every job, being able to see the joys of teaching may be difficult at times. With recruitment and retention rates for teachers remaining below target since 2012, it’s obvious...

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Blog, School Management, School Culture

What makes up school culture?
By Edd Jackson on August 22, 2018

For the most part, school culture is dependent on the values of the head and other senior leaders, the attitudes of teachers, parents and students and the levels of open communication...

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Blog, Classroom Management, Behaviour Management

What is the impact of praise on behaviour?
By Bethany Spencer on July 31, 2018

Behaviour management is a fundamental pillar of whole classroom management. The behaviour of students in the classroom impacts a teacher’s ability to provide effective teaching and...

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Blog, EdTech, Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy and Your School: Steps to becoming Digitally Literate
By Bethany Spencer on June 26, 2018

Becoming digitally literate is not a simple step-by-step process. Digital literacy is itself a spectrum, and you as a school can choose what initiatives you’re going to introduce and...

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Blog, EdTech, Embracing Technology

Improved Results & Workload with Knowledge Organisers
By Denefield School on June 22, 2018

Regardless of your school’s improvement plan or your position in school, there are two items that are high on everyone’s agenda - improving grades and reducing workloads. Side by side,...

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Blog, Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy: The Quest to Become Digitally Literate
By Bethany Spencer on May 22, 2018

Our world has been engulfed by technology, and the speed at which this has happened has taken Britain by storm. Today, our young people are growing up in a world that was completely...

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Blog, School Management

GDPR Overview for Schools
By Victoria Allen on May 22, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is nearly here but it doesn’t end on 25th May. Compliance will need to be improved upon over time as schools and everyone else get to grips...

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Homework, Blog, Differentiated Homework

Differentiated Homework: What it is, Benefits and How to Apply
By Bethany Spencer on April 17, 2018

Differentiated instruction in education has been a practice which schools and educators have been embracing since the 1960s. The concept of differentiated instruction was born from the...

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Blog, Assessment, Attainment 8 and Progress 8

Understanding Progress 8 and Attainment 8
By Bethany Spencer on April 11, 2018

Progress 8 was introduced in 2016 for all schools with the intention of ensuring students are studying a broad and balanced curriculum, inclusive of Ebacc subjects. It was introduced to...

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Flipped Classroom, Blog

Flipped Learning: Research, Benefits and How to Implement  
By Bethany Spencer on April 10, 2018

Flipped learning has risen to prominence over the past few decades and its popularity has soared in more recent years. It’s not entirely clear when the term ‘flipped learning’ was coined...

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Exams, Revision, Blog

Helping Your Students get Exam Ready
By Bethany Spencer on April 3, 2018

Exam season is arguably the most stressful time of year for the school body. Tensions are running high for parents, students and teachers, and it’s the students who are especially under...

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Exams, Revision, Blog

Exam Revision Tips for Students 
By Bethany Spencer on April 3, 2018

The saying ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’ is always applicable when it comes to exams. Getting yourself ready for an exam is of the utmost of importance, and there’s a lot...

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Technology, Blog

Creating a Mobile Phone Policy in School
By Bethany Spencer on March 21, 2018

We understand that introducing a Mobile Phone Policy is definitely not ‘one size fits all’ - but what should you consider when deciding how far your technology adoption will go?

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Feedback, Blog

Providing Efficient and Effective Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on March 14, 2018

Feedback is fundamental to students’ progression. However, over the years the amount of time teachers spend on providing what they feel is sufficient and necessary feedback has escalated...

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Homework, Blog

The Wider Purpose of Homework 
By Bethany Spencer on March 7, 2018

The setting of homework has more of an impact on students than just helping to improve their academic achievement. Epstein & Van Voorhis (2001) found that homework could in fact be...

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Blog, Classroom Management

The Benefits of Seating Plans for Students
By Bethany Spencer on March 6, 2018

There’s more to a student’s academic success than just being taught; the environment in which they learn in has a major impact on their progression. Classroom management also includes ...

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