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Blog, guide, SLT Resources, Network Manager Resources, integration

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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Blog, guide, Teacher Resources, Student & Parent Resources, parents' evening, parental engagement

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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Blog, Ofsted, 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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Blog, guide, SLT Resources, raising standards

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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Blog, parental engagement, parental involvement

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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Blog, guide, SLT Resources, Tracking & Monitoring

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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Blog, guide, Teacher Resources, student engagement, Autonomy

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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mental health, mental health in the workplace, Blog

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

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, Student & Parent Resources, Revision, apps

5‭ ‬Apps to Have When Studying
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on May 9, 2017

Years ago, mobile phones’ most attractive feature was the convenience that you could make a call or send a text on the move, and not have to find a payphone or landline. Today, our...

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Blog, guide, Student & Parent Resources, online safety

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, software training, training, Network Manager Resources, Network Managers

Top Tips on Delivering a Successful Software Training Session
By Rhys Giles on May 9, 2017

We know the importance of training users on a new software. By providing software training for every school that purchases Show My Homework means that usage remains high and our schools...

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

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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Blog, year 6 SATs

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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Network Managers, integration, online safety, security, e-safety, guide, Network Manager Resources

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, School, guide, Network Manager Resources

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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