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

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

How To Tackle The Teaching Crisis
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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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...

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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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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.

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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 We Forgotten Why We 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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Why You Should 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

Which is more hotly debated; the amount of time schools get off for the summer holidays, or the setting of homework?

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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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Summer Holidays, Blog

Summer Reading List for Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on July 28, 2017

One of the best parts about the summer holidays or a trip away is the chance to read without interruption. Nothing can beat having the time to really get stuck into a novel and not...

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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 LGBTQ 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 midst of yet another  festival season. Thousands of us are enduring the Glastonbury blues which was represented well by...

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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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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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