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Blog, guide, integration, SLT Resources, Network Manager Resources

What to Think About When Introducing New Software at Your School
By Naimish Gohil on May 10, 2017

When looking into new technology‭, ‬whatever its use case‭, ‬having a firm plan in place is important‭. ‬From the purchase all the way‭ ‬through to fully embedding the product into your...

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parents' evening, Blog, guide, parental engagement, Teacher Resources, Student & Parent Resources

Parents' Evening Survival Guide for the Whole School
By Naimish Gohil on May 10, 2017

Whether you're a teacher, student or parent - Parents' Evening is an important event in the school calendar. It's an opportunity for parents to sit down and have meaningful...

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Blog, guide, raising standards, SLT Resources

How To Write The Perfect Homework Policy
By Naimish Gohil on May 10, 2017

Homework is an integral part to the learning process and as such, each school should have a clear homework policy readily available to teachers, students and parents that sets out your...

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Blog, guide, Tracking & Monitoring, SLT Resources

4‭ ‬Apps to Increase Your Productivity
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on May 10, 2017

We know that as educators you’ve got a lot on your plate‭ - ‬there’s always something that gets added onto your to-do list‭, ‬and it can be daunting when your pile of work keeps...

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Autonomy, Blog, guide, student engagement, Teacher Resources

5‭ ‬Steps to Increase Autonomy in the Classroom
By Bethany Spencer on May 10, 2017

It is our duty as educators to not only educate our students‭, ‬but to instill skills into them that will help them succeed in a‭ ‬life outside of education‭. ‬By encouraging our...

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Homework, Blog, guide, parental engagement, parental involvement, Student & Parent Resources

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home 
By Bethany Spencer on May 9, 2017

Family involvement in children’s education has proven to have a positive impact on a student’s school life‭. ‬In Britain‭, ‬studies have identified that students who are regularly...

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5‭ ‬Apps to Have When Studying
By Nabeelah Bulpitt on May 9, 2017

Years ago, mobile phones’ most attractive feature was the convenience that you could make a call or send a text on the move, and not have to find a payphone or landline. Today, our...

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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, 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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e-safety, security, guide, Network Managers, online safety, integration, Network Manager Resources

The Current State of E-Safety
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

As technology becomes progressively more accessible to young people‭; ‬schools‭, ‬parents‭, ‬government organisations and charities nationwide are investing more time‭, ‬money and effort...

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support, guide, Network Managers, software, Network Manager Resources

What to Look for in Software Support Packages
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

It’s fundamental that when looking at introducing a new software to your school that you take into account the level of support that is provided to you alongside it. ‬Without sufficient...

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School, guide, Network Managers, online safety, safeguarding, Network Manager Resources

Online Safety in School & a Secure Online Environment
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

With more students than ever gaining access to online learning platforms‭, ‬Ofsted are continually adapting their guidelines to include more stringent inspections of online safety policy...

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Revision, Students, guide, study, Students & Parents, student engagement, student independence, Student & Parent Resources

5 Key Student Study Habits
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Good study habits are important for being a successful learner‭. ‬They help with motivation‭, ‬focus‭, ‬organisation‭, ‬time management‭ ‬and retention‭. ‬Just like learning new skills...

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guide, tutoring, online tutoring, Students & Parents, tutors, home-school communication, Student & Parent Resources

The Benefits of Online Tutoring
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

When most people think of tutoring it drums up connotations of ferrying their child to and from their tutor’s house for them to spend the next hour focusing on a specific subject area to...

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teachers, guide, tutoring, online tutoring, Students & Parents, tutors, student engagement, student independence, Teacher Resources, Student & Parent Resources

Debunking Tutoring Myths for Students
By Bethany Spencer on May 4, 2017

Tutoring is an easy way to get extra help when you need it‭. ‬Simple as that‭. ‬But even so‭, ‬there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding tutoring about how it isn’t‭...

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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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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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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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