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Identifying the signs a student might be suffering abuse

24th Mar 2015

If there’s one thing that none of us ever want to do, it’s miss out on the signs that a student is suffering from abuse. Every day that abuse goes undetected is another day that a young person is suffering. Your gut will often be your very best guide – if you’ve known a child […]


Better Inspection for All? An overview of Ofsted’s proposed changes and what they will mean for your school

24th Feb 2015

After consulting with schools, the public and inspectors, Ofsted have proposed some major changes to the inspection framework which will take effect from September 2015. We’ve summarised them below, and indicated what this might mean for your school. A new Common Inspection FrameworkWhat it means: A new common inspection framework will be implemented across all […]


Recruitment: 7 points to consider about your perfect candidate before making a job offer

5th Feb 2015

You’re recruiting for a new member of staff and you’ve put all your candidates through their paces and are ready to make a job offer. Before you go ahead, here are a few, often forgotten, points for consideration which can make a huge difference to the likelihood of your new recruit being happy and effective […]


Four practical underpinnings of academic resilience

27th Jan 2015

The ability to try, fail then try again is an important one for our students to master but can be difficult to instil, with many students preferring the instant gratification of first time success or lacking the skills to respond to failure positively and proactively. In order to help students of any age develop their […]


Five Ideas for Promoting Body Confidence and Self-Esteem in your Pupils

11th Jan 2015

This post was first published in UKEdChat Magazine and is reproduced here with kind permission. As educators, we’re all aware that it’s not enough simply to fill our pupils with knowledge and hope for the best. In order for them to enjoy and achieve both within and beyond school, they need both healthy self-esteem and […]


How to Establish Yourself as an Effective Leader in School

8th Sep 2014

Twitter and Facebook feeds are awash with adorable pictures of kids starting school this week, but they’re not the only ones facing the new term with excitement mixed with a little bit of uncertainty and trepidation – plenty of school staff are too. This is especially true for colleagues entering into their first leadership role. […]


You know you’re a teacher on summer holidays when…

21st Jul 2014

A big thank you from Creative Education to teachers up and down the country who’ve worked so hard this academic year. We hope you have a lovely summer holiday planned. To get you off on the right foot, we thought we’d have a little bit of fun by listing our favourite telltale signs that your’e a […]


We Have a New Education Secretary – But Who is Nicky Morgan?

15th Jul 2014

Social Media is humming with the news that it’s time for us to say goodbye to Michael Gove as Education Secretary and to welcome a new face – Nicky Morgan. But just who is Nicky Morgan and what can we expect from her? Nicky Morgan is the MP for Loughborough and now one of only […]


The New National Curriculum – Your Questions Answered

12th Jun 2014

With a new national curriculum looming, everyone is full of questions and keen to identify sources of help. We’ve pulled together your most common questions in the blog post below and at the end you can find details of Creative Education courses which will help you to implement the new National Curriculum.   When do […]


How to Breathe New Life into an Old Lesson Plan

28th May 2014

Whether you’re looking to adapt last year’s lessons to make them suitable for this year’s class, or you’ve found a gem of a good idea on a lesson planning website and you want to make it into a great lesson, there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure your lesson is up to […]


How To Make Team Teaching Work

21st May 2014

Team teaching is one of those terms that you hear bandied around from time to time, but if you’ve not tried it then it can be hard to know quite why to bother and, if you do, how to make it an effective way of leading learning.  There are various different models of team teaching, […]


The Hallmarks of a Fabulous Form Tutor

13th May 2014

The role of form tutor can be very rewarding, it’s a great opportunity to have a real impact on the well-being and achievement of a specific set of students, and a great chance to really get to know and understand them too. In this post we’ve summarised some of the things that we think make the best […]


Funding for Teachers and SEN Support Staff

9th May 2014

The National Scholarship Fund has opened a fund worth up to £1 million for teachers and SEN support staff to cover 50% of training fees, and you can use this grant to pay towards the cost of Creative Education’s special needs courses.    Teachers will need to complete the online application and can bid for up to […]


8 Ideas for Teaching Outstanding Lessons in the Primary School

8th May 2014

We’ve all got different ideas about exactly how to develop and deliver an outstanding lesson.  The ideas we’ve outlined below are relatively straightforward and simple to apply and can act as a checklist when you’re lesson planning.  If you have ideas to add, please leave a comment.  1. Be Passionate and Interested If you’ve lost […]


Understanding why young people self-harm

2nd May 2014

There are a wide range of reasons why young people turn to self-harm and every single case is different but there are certain themes that recur time and time again. Below are some of the most common ones, along with quotes from young people to help you understand why they turned to this unhealthy coping […]


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