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Bethany Spencer

Network Managers, integration, online safety, security, e-safety, Technology

The Current State of E-Safety
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

As technology becomes progressively more accessible to young people‭; ‬schools‭, ‬parents‭, ‬government organisations and charities nationwide are investing more time‭, ‬money and effort...

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guide, Network Managers, support, software, Network Manager Resources

What to Look for in Software Support Packages
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

It’s fundamental that when looking at introducing a new software to your school that you take into account the level of support that is provided to you alongside it. ‬Without sufficient...

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Network Managers, online safety, safeguarding, Technology, security

Online Safety in School & a Secure Online Environment
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

With more students than ever gaining access to online learning platforms‭, ‬Ofsted are continually adapting their guidelines to include more stringent inspections of online safety policy...

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guide, student engagement, Students & Parents, Students, student independence, study, Revision, Student & Parent Resources

5 Key Student Study Habits
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Good study habits are important for being a successful learner‭. ‬They help with motivation‭, ‬focus‭, ‬organisation‭, ‬time management‭ ‬and retention‭. ‬Just like learning new skills...

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Students & Parents, guide, tutoring, online tutoring, tutors, home-school communication, Student & Parent Resources

The Benefits of Online Tutoring
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When most people think of tutoring it drums up connotations of ferrying their child to and from their tutor’s house for them to spend the next hour focusing on a specific subject area to...

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guide, teachers, Students & Parents, student engagement, student independence, tutoring, online tutoring, tutors, Teacher Resources, Student & Parent Resources

Debunking Tutoring Myths for Students
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Tutoring is an easy way to get extra help when you need it‭. ‬Simple as that‭. ‬But even so‭, ‬there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding tutoring about how it isn’t‭...

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Blog, teachers, parental engagement, parent teacher relationships, guide, Teacher Resources

How to Enforce Positive Parent Teacher Relationships
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Building relationships with your students’‭ ‬parents lays the foundation for a successful home-school partnership‭. ‬By interacting with parents and providing feedback on their child’s...

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Blog, raising standards, Teacher Resources

A Teacher's Introduction to Social Media
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

To help you understand‭ ‬how you can use social media in the classroom‭, ‬we’ve written a guide‭ ‬explaining‭ ‬how you can introduce it into your class so you and your students can start...

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Blog, guide, SLT, teachers, marking, Saving Time, SLT Resources, Teacher Resources, Assessment

Time-Saving Guide for Marking
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Marking students’‭ ‬work and providing them with feedback to relay to them how they are performing is crucial to their own personal development‭. ‬It‭ ‬also lets them know how they can...

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SLT, parental engagement, teachers, SLT Resources, Teacher Resources

Top 3‭ ‬Tips for Engaging Parents
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When thinking of parental engagement in a child’s school life‭, ‬thoughts of Parents’‭ ‬Evening and phone calls home may spring to mind‭. ‬Sometimes we have parents coming along to trips...

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teachers, guide, time saving, Saving Time, time management, Teacher Resources

10 Time-Saving Teacher Hacks
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Time constraints are a feature of most people’s day-to-day lives‭, ‬whether that be on a personal or professional level‭. ‬We can all benefit from more effectively managing our time‭,...

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Parents Guide to Surviving Parents' Evening 
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Parents’‭ ‬evening can be a stressful event for teachers and parents alike‭. ‬According to a survey of 2,000‭ ‬school parents in the UK‭, ‬55%‭ ‬felt they came away from parents’‭...

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Blog, SLT, raising standards, disadvantaged pupil budget, Pupil premium, budget, budget cuts, Ofsted, guide, SLT Resources

Disadvantaged Student Budget
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

If you are reading this, ‬you are probably in charge of or involved with the Disadvantaged Student‭ (‬DS‭) ‬Budget at your school‭, ‬formerly the Pupil Premium budge up until the end of...

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Blog, Network Managers, STEM, Girls, tech, Students, teachers, guide, Network Manager Resources, Teacher Resources

Getting Girls into Tech
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

We are more connected than ever thanks to the likes of Facebook and Skype‭, ‬and continue to develop digital solutions to streamline our lives‭. ‬Advances in computer technologies have...

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Blog, Tracking & Monitoring, Homework, Quality Assurance, guide, SLT Resources, SLT

Quality Assuring Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When setting homework‭, ‬you want to make sure the tasks you are setting are of a high quality‭. ‬You want it to be engaging‭, ‬thought provoking‭, ‬and you want both your students to...

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Sharing Best Practice in Teaching
By Bethany Spencer on April 26, 2017

Sharing best practice in teaching should be integral to the role, after all teaching is a collaborative process - helping our colleagues and sharing what we know works can help not only...

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Blog, pisa, NASUWT, teacher stress, student happiness

Does Teacher Stress Impact Student Happiness?
By Bethany Spencer on April 21, 2017

It’s no secret that teachers in the UK are overworked and stressed in their jobs, but a survey conducted by the NASUWT this week highlighted just how extreme this was with findings...

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Why We Need to Pay Attention to our Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on April 13, 2017

It’s not unusual to hear about the amount of hours teachers are working or the recruitment crisis . These issues have been going on so long that they’ve become what some might say ‘old...

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