Starting the New Academic Year Right

Author: Bethany Spencer

Posted: 04 Sep 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 mins

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 and accomplishments.Books on desk in library at the elementary school.jpeg

Currently, we find ourselves in the midst of the 2017/2018 academic year and while there’s the same matters that schools and teachers have to think about as there is every year, marking, GCSEs, lesson planning and so on. There’s also a new influx of processes that require our attention such as, Progress 8, Attainment 8, GDPR Compliance and the new Ofqual grading system, as well as other aspects that will only affect some of us - making the jump from a Middle Leader to a Senior Leader or integrating whole school technologies.

We want to help you make this your best year yet, and we’re going to do this by providing you with the resources and knowledge you need to address all that’s going to get thrown at you this academic year, regardless of your priorities or position in school.

So whether that’s giving you tips on how you can speed up your grading process, giving you the lowdown on what your school needs to do to become GDPR Compliant or offering tips on ways in which your can market your school, we’ll be with you every step of the way, offering advice and insight so we can help you come to grips with it all.  This way you don’t have to worry about adding extra to your workload, and can focus on what matters most to you.

We’re starting off the year by sharing our Back To School Pack with you. Within this we’ve included resources on practices that can be put in place early on in the academic year so that you can see the results develop throughout the year, and that will help you in the years to come. Ultimately these resources will help you to streamline existing processes and utilise resources that are readily available to you.

  • Using Social Media in the Classroom
  • The Importance of Timely and Effective Feedback
  • Quality Assuring Homework Set
  • Time-Saving Teacher Hacks
  • The Power of Praise

download the pillars of classroom management pdf