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Bethany Spencer

teachers, Blog

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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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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Summer Holidays, Blog

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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Benefits of Homework, Homework, Blog, 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 considered the norm for schools, especially at secondary level, who will enforce the setting and completion of homework...

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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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Autonomy, Blog, guide, student engagement, Teacher Resources

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

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

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parents, parental engagement, parental involvement, home-school communication, Student & Parent Resources, 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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Homework, Blog, guide, parental engagement, parental involvement, Student & Parent Resources

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, online safety, Student & Parent Resources

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

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

The Current State of E-Safety In Education
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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support, guide, Network Managers, 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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Technology, security, Network Managers, online safety, safeguarding

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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Revision, Students, guide, study, Students & Parents, student engagement, student independence, 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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guide, tutoring, online tutoring, Students & Parents, 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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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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teachers, Blog, guide, parental engagement, parent teacher relationships, Teacher Resources

How to Encourage 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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