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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 […]


5 Reasons to Love Middle Leaders

22nd Apr 2014

Middle leaders are often the unsung heroes in our schools.  Taking on a phenomenal workload and ensuring the smooth running of individual departments and phases, they could be considered the glue that binds the school together.  Here are 5 reasons why we think school simply wouldn’t be the same without them.   Depth of knowledge […]


7 Sites that are Great Sources of Lesson Planning Inspiration

17th Apr 2014

It’s a familiar story, you’ve got a list as long as your outstretched arm of lessons to plan and you’re slightly lacking inspiration and time. So what do you do? You turn to the marvellous help that’s available online of course.  There are several sites available with a huge range of free to download lesson plans and teaching […]


Guest Post by Pooky – Just to put your minds at rest about #ukedchat

24th Nov 2011

Please note – if you are looking for this post it has been relocated here. Many thanks! Creative Education  


How NOT to manage conflict in the classroom

28th Sep 2011

This post looks at where we commonly go wrong when dealing with difficult pupils in the classroom and gives some alternative responses which might improve the situation


When Online Activities Flop

23rd Sep 2011

This post looks at common reasons why online activities aren’t as successful as they could be, and how these barriers can be overcome.


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