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

Why We Teach About Gender Inequality
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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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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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, Technology, Blog

3 Steps to Engaging Your Classes with Technology
By Hannah Ingleton on January 15, 2016

Satchel looks at how technology can support your teaching and your students' learning.

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What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied at School
By Bethany Spencer on November 20, 2015

Satchel looks at what measures can be taken if your child is being bullied at school. Bullying is often caused by an imbalance of power either perceived or real. It is the repeated...

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Blog, teaching and learning, diet, healthy eating, body confidence

How a Healthy Diet Can Lead to a Healthy Mind
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on September 14, 2015

How can maintaining a healthy diet result in body confidence and a healthy mind? Unfortunately, engaging students to take part in PE lessons once or twice a week is not always enough...

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Autonomous learning, teachers, parents, Homework, Students, Blog

How Homework Can Contribute Towards Autonomous Learning
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on September 7, 2015

Homework is a form of independent learning that allows students to take hold of the reins of their education.

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Back to School, Blog, student, secondary school, first day of school

Secondary School Survival Guide for Students
By Dan Nixon on September 1, 2015

Starting secondary school can be a terrifying ordeal! New surroundings, new teachers, an insane amount of new things to learn, and most terrifying of all...new people you've never met...

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How to Be More Involved in Your Child's School Life
By Bethany Spencer on July 3, 2015

The benefits of parents being involved and present in a child’s school life has been researched countless times and the same results keep appearing - if a parent is engaged in their...

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Blog, LGBT, raising awareness

How to Improve LGBTQ Awareness in Schools
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on June 18, 2015

We need to create a safe and secure environment for those of us who are a part of the LGBTQ community. 

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Leadership, Blog, teaching, children, example

The Importance of Leading by Example
By Bethany Spencer on June 12, 2015

Students and children are highly impressionable, and are seeking out role models whose actions they will adopt and mirror. That's why, as a teacher, it's important that you lead by...

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How to be an Approachable Leader in Your School
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on June 10, 2015

A boss and a leader are very different, one motivates and offers guidance whilst the other tells people what to do. 

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Leadership and Learning are Indispensable to Each Other
By Bethany Spencer on June 4, 2015

John F. Kennedy was a leader with an arsenal full of motivating speeches that inspired a nation when he was President and continue to inspire us today, years after his death. One...

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Tips for Teaching Schools to Effectively Share Best Practice
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on May 22, 2015

Teaching Schools can be role models for neighbouring schools to share their knowledge on sharing best practice for teaching and learning. Teaching Schools are schools with the Ofsted...

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How to Take Advantage of Your “Gained Time”
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on May 21, 2015

When students go off for study leave, teachers pick up 'gained time'. We explore the best ways to utilise this time.

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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Homework Outstanding
By Bethany Spencer on May 13, 2015

Homework is great a consolidating knowledge of everything you learnt during the day. It teaches you how to work independently through using your own initiative, be that through research...

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