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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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Blog, awards, The Techies

The Techies Award Winners
By Bethany Spencer on February 24, 2017

Last night saw The Techies 2017 award ceremony take place at The Mondrian Hotel in London, and we were lucky enough to be named winners of The Ultimate App or Website for our flagship...

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Blog, international learning, global learning, global education

Global Learning in the 21st Century
By Rob Ford on January 27, 2017

This week sees our second guest blog from Rob Ford, Principal of Wyedean School. Rob has been a senior leader in various state and independent schools and has a background in...

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Show My Homework, Blog, satchel

Hello, Team Satchel
By Bethany Spencer on January 5, 2017

So, you may have noticed a few changes to Show My Homework recently. The reason for this is because our name has changed, we are now Satchel.

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Homework, Blog, homework debate

Why Homework is Worthwhile
By Naimish Gohil on November 14, 2016

Yet again, we find ourselves in another heated homework debate. It’s almost impossible to scroll through social media without stumbling across an angry article that points the finger of...

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Blog, grammar school, theresa may

The Case Against Grammar Schools
By Naimish Gohil on September 16, 2016

Theresa May’s plans for a wave of new grammar schools has caused raucous debate not only for politicians but also between the general public. The plans to allow the creation of new...

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Blog, results, alevel, a level results day

A-Level Results - Advice and Perspective
By John MacMillan on August 18, 2016

Spoiler alert: A-Level results, whatever the outcome, aren't the end of the world and we help you explore your options after you've opened the envelope

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Summer Holidays, Blog

9 Things Teachers Should Do This Summer
By Bethany Spencer on August 5, 2016

The Summer Holidays are real and they’re happening right now, and as teachers you should be taking full advantage on this much deserved time off. But with A-Level and GCSE results right...

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Technology, Blog, EdTech, engineering, Ember

Show My Homework at Ember Camp
By Bethany Spencer on July 19, 2016

On Tuesday 12th July, some members of our Engineering Team attended EmberCamp along with 150+ other Ember community, core team and international talent.

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Students, Blog, women, teaching, gender, STEM, gender equality, raising awareness, men

The Importance of Teaching Gender Inequalities
By Bethany Spencer on July 7, 2016

The fight for gender equality has come a long way, but we’re not there yet and it’s important we educate our students on this.

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workload, apps, Blog, productivity

5 Apps to Organise Your Workload
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on April 29, 2016

As educators, our workload and week tends to fluctuate; there’s never a dull moment with the constant need to be on top of teaching and learning and introducing and making use of...

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teachers, parents, Students, Blog, children, abuse in the classroom

Handling Teacher Abuse in the Classroom
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on March 18, 2016

Teacher abuse is something that we never quite think of or even acknowledge that it actually happens.

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School, teachers, Students, Blog, mental health, bbc

Bringing Attention to Mental Health in Schools
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on March 11, 2016

The importance of recognising mental heath in schools and how students can be supported.

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