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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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Blog, teachers, parental engagement, parent teacher relationships, guide, 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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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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Blog, Network Managers, software, training, support, CPD, software training, guide, 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 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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Blog, SLT, raising standards, disadvantaged pupil budget, Pupil premium, budget, budget cuts, Ofsted, guide, 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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Blog, Network Managers, STEM, Girls, tech, Students, teachers, guide, Network Manager Resources, Teacher 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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Blog, Tracking & Monitoring, Homework, Quality Assurance, guide, SLT Resources, SLT

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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Blog, exam, Revision, tutors, teachers

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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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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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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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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Blog, Homework, teachers

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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Blog, mental health, Exams, 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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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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