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Blog, mental health

When does Technology Become a Hindrance in Schools?
By Naimish Gohil on July 19, 2017

We live in a world that’s filled with technology and the millennial youth of today are more technologically inclined than we'll ever likely experience. Schools have of course embraced...

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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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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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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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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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Using Social Media in the Classroom
By Naimish Gohil on May 17, 2017

The impact of social media is undisputed, the simple use of a hashtag can start a movement and the simple act of sharing a status update or picture can reach millions of people from...

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Benefits of Homework, Homework, Blog

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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What to Think About When Introducing New Software at Your School
By Naimish Gohil on May 10, 2017

When looking into new technology‭, ‬whatever its use case‭, ‬having a firm plan in place is important‭. ‬From the purchase all the way‭ ‬through to fully embedding the product into your...

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Parents' Evening Survival Guide for the Whole School
By Naimish Gohil on May 10, 2017

Whether you're a teacher, student or parent - Parents' Evening is an important event in the school calendar. It's an opportunity for parents to sit down and have meaningful...

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Ofsted, Blog, 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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How To Write The Perfect Homework Policy
By Naimish Gohil on May 10, 2017

Homework is an integral part to the learning process and as such, each school should have a clear homework policy readily available to teachers, students and parents that sets out your...

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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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4‭ ‬Apps to Increase Your Productivity
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on May 10, 2017

We know that as educators you’ve got a lot on your plate‭ - ‬there’s always something that gets added onto your to-do list‭, ‬and it can be daunting when your pile of work keeps...

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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 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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Blog, mental health, mental health in the workplace

Supporting Staff with Mental Health Issues
By Naimish Gohil on May 10, 2017

Me and my staff aren’t ones to shy away from talking about mental health - we’re all very much on the same page in that it needs to be spoken about and more can be done to address...

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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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