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Blog, guide, online safety, Student & Parent Resources

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

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

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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teachers, Blog, guide, parental engagement, parent teacher relationships, Teacher Resources

How to Enforce Positive Parent Teacher Relationships
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Building relationships with your students’‭ ‬parents lays the foundation for a successful home-school partnership‭. ‬By interacting with parents and providing feedback on their child’s...

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Blog, raising standards, Teacher Resources

A Teacher's Introduction to Social Media
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

To help you understand‭ ‬how you can use social media in the classroom‭, ‬we’ve written a guide‭ ‬explaining‭ ‬how you can introduce it into your class so you and your students can start...

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Saving Time, SLT, teachers, marking, Blog, guide, Teacher Resources, SLT Resources, Assessment

Time-Saving Guide for Marking
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Marking students’‭ ‬work and providing them with feedback to relay to them how they are performing is crucial to their own personal development‭. ‬It‭ ‬also lets them know how they can...

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support, CPD, Blog, guide, Network Managers, software, software training, training, Network Manager Resources

Investing in Training on Whole-School Software Systems
By Rhys Giles on May 4, 2017

To make the best of any software in a school‭, ‬it’s important that usage rates be as high as possible‭. ‬This is not only important for maintaining consistency‭, ‬but to get the...

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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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