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Bethany Spencer

Blog, Summer Holidays, summer, Homework

The Balance Between Summer Homework and Fun
By Bethany Spencer on August 9, 2017

What’s more debated than both the amount of time schools get off for the summer holidays and the setting of homework? A combination of the two - summer homework. Already there’s been...

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Blog, gcse results, grading, Ofqual

GCSE Results 2017 and the New Ofqual Grading System
By Bethany Spencer on August 3, 2017

GCSE results 2017 will be the first in which students will receive grades from the new ofqual grading system. The new system will award students with numbers as opposed to letters on a...

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Blog, Summer Holidays

Summer Reading for Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on July 28, 2017

One of the best parts about the summer holidays or a trip away is the chance to read without interruption. Nothing can beat having the time to really get stuck into a novel and not...

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LGBT, Blog

Promoting an Inclusive and Accepting LGBT Community in Schools
By Bethany Spencer on July 12, 2017

Last weekend saw Pride in London take place, a celebration of the LGBT community. 2017 marks 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, it’s also been 3...

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Blog, Studying

Does Listening to Music Enhance or Hinder Studying?
By Bethany Spencer on July 4, 2017

Summer is well and truly underway and we find ourselves in the thick of festival season. Thousands of us are enduring the Glastonbury blues which was represented well by teachers, with ...

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Blog, Teacher Workload

What Can We Do to Reduce Teacher Workload?
By Bethany Spencer on June 28, 2017

It’s a question that’s plagued schools around the country for years and in light of the recent teaching crisis it’s resurfaced and is back to the forefront of everyone’s minds, because...

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Blog, teachers

10 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on June 21, 2017

For some celebrities it seems as though teaching was a stepping stone in their career to stardom, with many of them spending time at the front of the class before they were famous.

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Blog, safeguarding

Safeguarding our Students against Radicalisation and Extremism
By Bethany Spencer on June 14, 2017

No matter where you were at the time or affiliation to the location, regardless of age, race, gender or religion, it’s always difficult when news breaks announcing a terrorist attack. As...

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Blog, Summer Holidays

How Do Teachers Relax During the Holidays?
By Bethany Spencer on May 31, 2017

Teachers and holidays. It’s a subject that raises just as much debate as homework. Of course the idea of having 6 weeks off from work in the summer is enough to make anyone feel a twinge...

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Blog, Homework, Benefits of Homework, homework debate

Research into the Importance of Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 15, 2017

Homework is a concept that has been around for years and today is an expected requirement for schools‭. ‬In order for a school to‭ ‬be rated‭ ‬‘Outstanding’‭ ‬by Ofsted teachers must‭,...

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Blog, Ofsted, School Management

How to Make Your School Outstanding Inline with Ofsted
By Bethany Spencer on May 10, 2017

There’s a lot at stake in a school‭. ‬Especially at this time‭, ‬when teachers have never been under more pressure and half the workforce‭ ‬are considering leaving the profession...

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Blog, parental engagement, parental involvement

Why PTA Meetings are Important to You and Your School
By Bethany Spencer on May 10, 2017

Parent Teacher Associations‭ (‬PTAs‭) ‬are a common practice in most schools‭, ‬but more often than not‭, ‬they aren’t celebrated or their benefits highlighted‭. ‬PTAs are a powerful...

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Blog, guide, Teacher Resources, student engagement, Autonomy

5‭ ‬Steps to Increase Autonomy in the Classroom
By Bethany Spencer on May 10, 2017

It is our duty as educators to not only educate our students‭, ‬but to instill skills into them that will help them succeed in a‭ ‬life outside of education‭. ‬By encouraging our...

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Student & Parent Resources, parental involvement, parental engagement, home-school communication, parents, PTA

Why Join Your School's PTA?
By Bethany Spencer on May 10, 2017

Parent Teacher Associations‭ (‬PTAs‭) ‬get a bad wrap in the media, with films depicting cliquey mums who run the‭ ‬‘club’‭ ‬of which your baking for their latest fundraising event will...

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Blog, guide, parental involvement, parental engagement, Student & Parent Resources, Homework

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home 
By Bethany Spencer on May 9, 2017

Family involvement in children’s education has proven to have a positive impact on a student’s school life‭. ‬In Britain‭, ‬studies have identified that students who are regularly...

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Blog, guide, Student & Parent Resources, online safety

5 Step Guide to Helping Students Stay Safe Online
By Bethany Spencer on May 9, 2017

It’s easy to forget that the internet is a public space and not just a place for you and your friends to chat and share pictures and videos‭. ‬Everyone is on there‭! ‬This is why online...

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Network Manager Resources, Network Managers, productivity, guide, Blog

5‭ ‬Ways to Make Your Day More Productive
By Bethany Spencer on May 9, 2017

It's no secret that teachers have a lot of work to tackle, and when everything is piling up, the thought of getting started can be overhwhelming. To help minimise the risk of work...

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Blog, year 6 SATs

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Calm During Year 6 SATs Week
By Bethany Spencer on May 8, 2017

It’s Year 6 SATs week which means students across the UK will sit down and put pen to paper to find out how well they’re performing across the core subjects. The Year 6 SATs have...

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