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Homework, Blog

Homework is a Global Issue
By Naimish Gohil on January 15, 2018

Homework is a universal concept that transcends countries and languages - regardless of nationality, race or religion, it is something that affects everyone and that everyone can relate...

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Homework, homework policy, Blog, parental involvement

Increase Parental Involvement in Homework with your Homework Policy
By Bethany Spencer on November 29, 2017

Homework can create a sense of tension at home for a multitude of reasons - tasks are set inconsistently, completing homework is always left to the last minute and children seemingly...

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Blog, Guest Blog, lesson plans

The Perfect Lesson Plan
By Steven Miles on November 22, 2017

This week Steven Miles, Headteacher of Daubeney Academy in Bedford, shared with us his insight into what goes into making the perfect lesson plan. Having years of experience behind him...

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Blog, lesson plans

What Makes an Outstanding Lesson?
By Bethany Spencer on November 21, 2017

There isn’t one sure fire way to deliver the perfect lesson because there are of course extraneous variables that will mean each and every lesson you give is different. That being said,...

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Bullying, Blog, anti-bullying

The Difference Between Banter and Bullying
By Bethany Spencer on November 14, 2017

Today, we live in a world filled with banter. Restaurants have adopted the noun to resonate with the youth of today and searching for #banter on Instagram pulls almost one and a half...

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Blog, Internet Access

Student Internet Access and Dependency
By Bethany Spencer on November 9, 2017

We’ve been talking a lot about the internet this week, the power of it, the scale of it and what the impact would be if we didn’t have access to it. 

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Continuing Professional Development, CPD, communication, social media

'Making the Leap' - Thoughts on Networking & CPD by Jill Berry
By Jill Berry on November 1, 2017

Communication is key in every aspect of life - both professionally and personally. Within education, in order to grow and see changes in both yourself and the industry we need to be...

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Blog, Teacher Wellbeing

Focus on Teacher Wellbeing to Improve Retention in Schools
By Naimish Gohil on October 19, 2017

A crisis can’t be resolved overnight. In order to come out the other end of a period of intense difficulty, it takes time and dedication - the problem needs to be slowly chipped away at...

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Blog, teaching crisis, Teacher Workload, teacher retention, Teacher Wellbeing

To Tackle the Teaching Crisis, We Must Start with Retention
By Bethany Spencer on October 12, 2017

The teaching crisis is ongoing, and despite the fact we’re all fully aware of the issues in play the only progress we seem to be making is on developing new statistics which further...

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Blog, STEM, Girls in STEM

Inspiring Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM
By Bethany Spencer on October 5, 2017

For centuries there have been assumptions about a man’s place and a woman’s place in the world - over time we’ve broken down these barriers and today we’re the most integrated we’ve ever...

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Blog, Guest Blog, Education Technolgy, Technology in the classroom, strategy

Technology as an Accelerator for Teaching & Learning
By José Picardo on September 29, 2017

In the world we live in today, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to new technology and innovations. On what seems like a daily basis, there are new developments of apps and software...

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Blog, PTA

Ideas for Your Next PTA Fundraising Event
By Bethany Spencer on September 19, 2017

  Whatever the cause you’re raising money for, the key to a good fundraiser is to make it fun. Here are just a few ideas that you and your PTA could take inspiration from when organising...

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grading, marking, Blog, Progress 8, Attainment 8, education reform, Assessment, Attainment 8 and Progress 8

Pros and Cons of Progress 8 and Attainment 8
By Bethany Spencer on September 6, 2017

The academic year of 2016/2017 was the first in which Progress 8 and Attainment 8 were introduced to ensure all students were studying a broad and balanced curriculum, and to place...

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back to school, academic year, Blog

Starting the New Academic Year Right
By Bethany Spencer on September 4, 2017

For teachers the new year comes twice. The first is the new year we all celebrate, and the second is the start of a new academic year, and both bring the promise of new starts, change...

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Blog, grammar school, Exam Results, AS Level

Have Teachers Forgotten Why They Got into Teaching?
By Bethany Spencer on August 31, 2017

We’ve said on more than one occasion that teaching is a vocation - teachers teach because it’s their calling. They get into the profession because they want to make a difference to the...

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tutoring, online tutoring

Here’s Why You Need to Take Your Child’s Tutoring Online
By Erin Anderson on August 22, 2017

Tutoring has been around for centuries. As a one-to-one practice, it complements the traditional teaching environment and is effective for increasing confidence, self-esteem, and...

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Summer Holidays, summer, Homework, Blog

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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Ofqual, grading, Blog, gcse results

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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