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Homework Blog Homework Debate
14 Nov 2016

Why Homework is Worthwhile

Yet again, we find ourselves in another heated homework debate. It’s almost impossible to scroll ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

Blog Grammar School Theresa May
16 Sep 2016

The Case Against Grammar Schools

Theresa May’s plans for a wave of new grammar schools has caused raucous debate not only for politicians but also between the general public. The plans to allow the ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

Eating Disorders Body Image
12 Aug 2016

Raising Awareness of Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues

The steps we can take as educators to raise awareness of eating disorders and body image ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Summer Holidays Blog
05 Aug 2016

9 Things Teachers Should Do This Summer

The Summer Holidays are real and they’re happening right now, and as teachers you should be taking full advantage on this ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Gender STEM Gender Equality
07 Jul 2016 | Read time 4 mins

Why We Teach About Gender Inequality

The fight for gender equality has come a long way, but we’re not there yet ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Workload Apps Blog Productivity
29 Apr 2016

5 Apps to Organise Your Workload

As educators, our workload and week tends to fluctuate; there’s never a dull moment with the constant need to be on top of teaching and learning and introducing and making use ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Teachers Parents Students Blog Children Abuse in the Classroom
18 Mar 2016

Handling Teacher Abuse in the Classroom

Teacher abuse is something that we never quite think of or even acknowledge that it actually happens.

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

School Technology Blog
15 Jan 2016

3 Steps to Engaging Your Classes with Technology

Satchel looks at how technology can support your teaching and your students' learning.

Author: Hannah Ingleton

School Teachers Bullying Parents Blog Children Anti-bullying
20 Nov 2015

What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied at School

Satchel looks at what measures can be taken if your child is being bullied at school. Bullying is often caused by an imbalance of power either perceived or real. It is the ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Blog Teaching and Learning Diet Healthy Eating Body Confidence
14 Sep 2015

How a Healthy Diet Can Lead to a Healthy Mind

How can maintaining a healthy diet result in body confidence and a healthy mind? Unfortunately, engaging students to take part in PE lessons once or twice a week is not always ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Autonomous Learning Teachers Parents Homework Students Blog
07 Sep 2015

How Homework Can Contribute Towards Autonomous Learning

Homework is a form of independent learning that allows students to take hold of the reins of their ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Back to School Blog Student Secondary School first day of school
01 Sep 2015

Secondary School Survival Guide for Students

Starting secondary school can be a terrifying ordeal! New surroundings, new teachers, an insane amount of new things to learn, and most terrifying of all...new people you've ...

Author: Dan Nixon

Summer Holidays Exam Results
20 Jul 2015

The Dos and Don’ts of Exam Recovery

Now that exams are over, here's how to recover healthily without wasting all your hardwork developing learning skills. We've pulled together some Dos and Don'ts that'll help ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Parents Blog Parental Engagement school involvement
03 Jul 2015

How to Be More Involved in Your Child's School Life

The benefits of parents being involved and present in a child’s school life has been researched countless times and the same results keep appearing - if a parent is engaged in ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Technology Parents Homework Education Guest Blog Parental Engagement
30 Jun 2015

Parenting Pressures & Technology's Role in Education

Caroline Gallagher looks at the pressures of parenting and the role of technology in ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Blog LGBT raising awareness
18 Jun 2015

How to Improve LGBTQ Awareness in Schools

We need to create a safe and secure environment for those of us who are a part of the LGBTQ community. 

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Leadership Blog Teaching Children example
12 Jun 2015

The Importance of Leading by Example

Students and children are highly impressionable, and are seeking out role models whose actions they will adopt and mirror. That's why, as a teacher, it's important ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Soft Skills Leadership Lead by Example Blog
10 Jun 2015

How to be an Approachable Leader in Your School

A boss and a leader are very different, one motivates and offers guidance whilst the other tells people what ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt