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Saving Time, teachers, time management, guide, time saving, Teacher Resources

10 Time-Saving Teacher Hacks
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Time constraints are a feature of most people’s day-to-day lives‭, ‬whether that be on a personal or professional level‭. ‬We can all benefit from more effectively managing our time‭,...

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parents, Students, Blog, guide, parental engagement, Students & Parents, Student & Parent Resources

Parents Guide to Surviving Parents' Evening 
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Parents’‭ ‬evening can be a stressful event for teachers and parents alike‭. ‬According to a survey of 2,000‭ ‬school parents in the UK‭, ‬55%‭ ‬felt they came away from parents’‭...

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Pupil premium, SLT, Ofsted, Blog, guide, raising standards, disadvantaged pupil budget, budget cuts, budget, SLT Resources

Disadvantaged Student Budget
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

If you are reading this, ‬you are probably in charge of or involved with the Disadvantaged Student‭ (‬DS‭) ‬Budget at your school‭, ‬formerly the Pupil Premium budge up until the end of...

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teachers, Students, Blog, guide, STEM, tech, Girls, Network Managers, Teacher Resources, Network Manager Resources

Getting Girls into Tech
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

We are more connected than ever thanks to the likes of Facebook and Skype‭, ‬and continue to develop digital solutions to streamline our lives‭. ‬Advances in computer technologies have...

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SLT, Homework, Blog, guide, Tracking & Monitoring, Quality Assurance, SLT Resources

Quality Assuring Homework
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When setting homework‭, ‬you want to make sure the tasks you are setting are of a high quality‭. ‬You want it to be engaging‭, ‬thought provoking‭, ‬and you want both your students to...

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teachers, Revision, Blog, exam, tutors

5 GCSE Revision Tips to Get you Exam Ready
By Erin Anderson on May 3, 2017

We’re in the midst of the Summer Term for schools and for many that means the dreaded GCSE exam period. It’s a time that can be filled with confidence and self-assuredness, but it’s also...

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Blog, sharing best practice

Sharing Best Practice in Teaching
By Bethany Spencer on April 26, 2017

Sharing best practice in teaching should be integral to the role, after all teaching is a collaborative process - helping our colleagues and sharing what we know works can help not only...

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pisa, Blog, NASUWT, student happiness, teacher stress

Does Teacher Stress Impact Student Happiness?
By Bethany Spencer on April 21, 2017

It’s no secret that teachers in the UK are overworked and stressed in their jobs, but a survey conducted by the NASUWT this week highlighted just how extreme this was with findings...

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Blog, super union, teaching crisis

Why We Need to Pay Attention to our Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on April 13, 2017

It’s not unusual to hear about the amount of hours teachers are working or the recruitment crisis . These issues have been going on so long that they’ve become what some might say ‘old...

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Blog, collaboration

Top 3 Collaborators in Edtech
By Bethany Spencer on April 6, 2017

Collaboration is a powerful practice that helps us grow, be that personally, professionally or emotionally. Within education and edtech the sharing of ideas and working together to...

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teachers, Homework, Blog

The Hard Hitting Result of the 2017 Teaching Crisis
By Naimish Gohil on April 4, 2017

It’s long been known that teachers are overworked and the burden of admin and excessive workload is impactful to their lives, both mentally and physically. Today’s Metro headline...

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Leadership, Guest Blog, Outstanding, Senior Leaders

A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilful Sailor
By Rob Ford on April 1, 2017

This week's guest blog is written by Rob Ford, Principal of Wyedean School.

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Exams, Blog, mental health, SATs

The Importance of Mental Well-being During Exams & Year 6 SATs
By Bethany Spencer on March 31, 2017

Mental health worries amongst students is a topic we’re familiar with. As the stigma surrounding mental health is slowly chipped away at, we’re more exposed to the full extent of just...

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Blog, community, super union

Making your School a Community & the New Super Union
By Bethany Spencer on March 24, 2017

Education is collaborative. In order for us to achieve the best, we share ideas and work together to find new ways in which we can engage with our students, our team and our parents and...

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Blog, Press, awards

ERA Award Winners
By Bethany Spencer on March 20, 2017

Friday 17th March saw the annual ERA Awards ceremony take place at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. Co-founder Jon and Sales Manager Dan were in attendance to represent Team...

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Praise, Blog

The Power of Praise
By Bethany Spencer on March 17, 2017

Praise makes us feel good. Fact. Receiving praise releases dopamine - the neurotransmitter that drives our brain’s reward system. Dopamine releases feelings of enjoyment and...

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Praise, Feedback, marking, Blog, Assessment

The Importance of Timely and Effective Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on March 9, 2017

Marking, although time consuming, is paramount to students’ progression. It is considered by Ofsted as instrumental to the quality of teaching whilst the Sutton Trust Education Endowment...

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Blog, STEM, gender equality, international women's day, girls' education

International Women's Day
By Bethany Spencer on March 8, 2017

There is no denying that in our country we have come a long way in terms of fighting gender inequality, but equally there is still a way to go. The simple fact that we are still rallying...

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