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Digital Literacy and Your School: Steps to becoming Digitally Literate
By Bethany Spencer on June 26, 2018

Becoming digitally literate is not a simple step-by-step process. Digital literacy is itself a spectrum, and you as a school can choose what initiatives you’re going to introduce and...

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Blog, EdTech, Embracing Technology

Improved Results & Workload with Knowledge Organisers
By Denefield School on June 22, 2018

Regardless of your school’s improvement plan or your position in school, there are two items that are high on everyone’s agenda - improving grades and reducing workloads. Side by side,...

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Blog, Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy: The Quest to Become Digitally Literate
By Bethany Spencer on May 22, 2018

Our world has been engulfed by technology, and the speed at which this has happened has taken Britain by storm. Today, our young people are growing up in a world that was completely...

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Blog, School Management

GDPR Overview for Schools
By Victoria Allen on May 22, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is nearly here but it doesn’t end on 25th May. Compliance will need to be improved upon over time as schools and everyone else get to grips...

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Homework, Blog, Differentiated Homework

Differentiated Homework: What it is, Benefits and How to Apply
By Bethany Spencer on April 17, 2018

Differentiated instruction in education has been a practice which schools and educators have been embracing since the 1960s. The concept of differentiated instruction was born from the...

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Understanding Progress 8 and Attainment 8
By Bethany Spencer on April 11, 2018

Progress 8 was introduced in 2016 for all schools with the intention of ensuring students are studying a broad and balanced curriculum, inclusive of Ebacc subjects. It was introduced to...

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Flipped Classroom, Blog

Flipped Learning: Research, Benefits and How to Implement  
By Bethany Spencer on April 10, 2018

Flipped learning has risen to prominence over the past few decades and its popularity has soared in more recent years. It’s not entirely clear when the term ‘flipped learning’ was coined...

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Exams, Revision, Blog

Helping Your Students get Exam Ready
By Bethany Spencer on April 3, 2018

Exam season is arguably the most stressful time of year for the school body. Tensions are running high for parents, students and teachers, and it’s the students who are especially under...

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Exams, Revision, Blog

Exam Revision Tips for Students 
By Bethany Spencer on April 3, 2018

The saying ‘failing to prepare is preparing to fail’ is always applicable when it comes to exams. Getting yourself ready for an exam is of the utmost of importance, and there’s a lot...

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Technology, Blog

Creating a Mobile Phone Policy in School
By Bethany Spencer on March 21, 2018

We understand that introducing a Mobile Phone Policy is definitely not ‘one size fits all’ - but what should you consider when deciding how far your technology adoption will go?

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Feedback, Blog

Providing Efficient and Effective Feedback
By Bethany Spencer on March 14, 2018

Feedback is fundamental to students’ progression. However, over the years the amount of time teachers spend on providing what they feel is sufficient and necessary feedback has escalated...

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Homework, Blog

The Wider Purpose of Homework 
By Bethany Spencer on March 7, 2018

The setting of homework has more of an impact on students than just helping to improve their academic achievement. Epstein & Van Voorhis (2001) found that homework could in fact be...

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Blog, Classroom Management

The Benefits of Seating Plans for Students
By Bethany Spencer on March 6, 2018

There’s more to a student’s academic success than just being taught; the environment in which they learn in has a major impact on their progression. Classroom management also includes ...

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Homework, Blog

The 5 Metrics you Need to Know for Tracking Effective Homework
By Bethany Spencer on March 5, 2018

As a teacher, setting effective homework is only half the battle, getting your students to actually complete it is the other. Ensuring the work you set is effective will heighten your...

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Homework, Blog

What Makes a Good Piece of Homework?
By Bethany Spencer on March 5, 2018

The completion of homework has long been linked to higher academic achievement in secondary school students. However, in order to see the real value of homework, the work set must be...

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The Best Education Podcasts for Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on February 19, 2018

The popularity of podcasts has skyrocketed in recent years. These short, digestible series that you can listen to on the move have transformed the way we consume stories, series and...

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Who is Damian Hinds?
By Rhys Giles on January 23, 2018

One of the changes that the Prime Minister managed to make during her recent cabinet reshuffle was the role of Secretary of State for Education. Out went Justine Greening, and in comes...

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Homework, Blog

Homework is a Global Issue
By Naimish Gohil on January 15, 2018

Homework is a universal concept that transcends countries and languages - regardless of nationality, race or religion, it is something that affects everyone and that everyone can relate...

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