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Primary history: concepts and skills

1st Feb 2016

Read a new way for teachers to think about the primary history curriculum in terms of deciding what to include in a scheme of work, and what to leave out.

Preparing for Senior Management

26th Jan 2016

If you’ve secured a promotion or considered a move to senior management internally or at another school read our tips on how to meet the challenges ahead.

New measures announced to protect children from extremism

21st Jan 2016

Read Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s new measures to protect children from extremism and find out how your school can safeguard students.

Help students master their practical dance assessments

19th Jan 2016

Tips to help school students master their practical dance assessments. We guide you through each phase whether it be for an exam or in-house practical.

A simple activity which has a powerful impact on achievement

11th Jan 2016

Read this simple activity for teachers focusing on literacy to use in school which can have a significant impact on achievement.

Drawing – Practical ideas to meet GCSE and A Level reforms

7th Jan 2016

The art and design national curriculum, GCSE and A-Level reforms have put a a focus on drawing in schools. Read about the changes and how to implement them.

Do you have a student with anorexia in your class?

7th Dec 2015

How do you spot a child in your class or school with the signs of anorexia? Teachers and teaching assistants will find this list helpful to identify the signs.

Top tips for engaging students in alcohol education

20th Nov 2015

Read our top tips for engaging students in your school in alcohol education. Ideas for teachers and school staff interested in safeguarding for pupils.

Overcoming 10 common barriers to parental engagement

9th Nov 2015

Parents can become disengaged with school – this post looks at overcoming common barriers so parents can have maximum impact on their child’s education.

On 31st October reporting of FGM became mandatory

3rd Nov 2015

Until now the numbers of women affected has been based on estimates and sparsely collected data. This is changing. Building awareness of Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage and honour based violence is key. In recent years these hidden forms of abuse have been highlighted more and more by the media and campaign groups. As a […]

Ten top tips: Tackling disruptive behaviour

20th Oct 2015

Disruptive behaviour is a challenge in many schools and many classrooms here are some strategies for beating it.

Making sense of the new PSHE requirements to build a curriculum

14th Oct 2015

PSHE has a unique status within the National Curriculum as it is a non-statutory subject for which there is no over-arching DfE published Programme of Study – yet schools are required to teach it. All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice. (National Curriculum Framework 2014)The […]

Keeping it real. Make geography relevant to your pupils

24th Sep 2015

In its last two reports into the teaching of geography, Ofsted stated that a high proportion of students, particularly in KS3, don’t think that geography is relevant to them.  As geography teachers, we probably find that hard to believe – Geography is everywhere, in their everyday lives, on their journeys to school, in the places […]

Fully Funded CPD from the British Council and Creative Education

15th Sep 2015

Creative Education is offering a new set of British Council core skills courses across England under the new Connecting Classrooms programme. ‘Teaching the core skills’ training packages give teachers the knowledge and approaches they need to effectively integrate the teaching of core skills in the classroom. What are core skills? Core skills are the essential […]

Making writing fun and engaging

7th Jul 2015

Small children naturally want to write. They make marks and are keen to tell stories and ascribe meaning to their marks. Somewhere along the way they can lose that enthusiasm and writing, instead of a joy, becomes a chore. So as teachers we need to find ways of inspiring them to want to write and […]

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