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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


12 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries in the School Holidays

11th Apr 2014

You’ve made it to the end of term, somewhat war worn and weary no doubt, but you’ve made it.  Now it’s time to help your body recuperate after everything that a heavy term at school has thrown at it.  Here are some ideas to help you look after yourself and fully recharge your batteries.    […]


The Creative Education Guide to Twitter for Teachers

3rd Nov 2011

Pooky before me had written lots of really great content about how great a tool Twitter is for teachers, so I thought it would be a nice idea to bring it all together into one downloadable, shareable guide. In the end I think even she was surprised how much she had written – there’s over […]


Learning without Frontiers: Best of the Blogs

17th Jan 2011

A collection of blog posts inspired by Learning without Frontiers 2011







White Paper Summary: The Importance of Teaching

29th Nov 2010

We have summarised the government white paper ‘The Importance of Teaching’ this post provides a downloadable PDF and links to electronic summaries of the different sections of the paper







White Paper Summary: Teaching and Leadership

29th Nov 2010

Teach First doubled to 1,140 places each year and extended across the country and into primary Teach First to develop Teach Next, a new employment based route to attract high fliers from other professions. To begin recruiting in 2011. ‘Troops to Teachers’ plan to pay the PGCE tuition fees for members of the armed forces […]


White Paper Summary: Behaviour

29th Nov 2010

Strengthen and simplify the powers of teachers to discipline pupils Abolish the requirement to give 24 hours’ notice of detentions A short, clear and robust guide on teachers’ powers on the use of reasonable force to be issued with schools having greater discretion on how to monitor the exercise of those powers To give teachers […]


White Paper Summary: Curriculum, Assessment and Qualifications

29th Nov 2010

National Curriculum to be reduced in scope to only the core knowledge and understanding that all children should be intended to acquire, with a greater focus on ‘cultural inheritance’ and subject knowledge Academies and free Schools will remain able to depart from the National Curriculum, but will retain an obligation to deliver a broad and […]


White Paper Summary: The New School System

29th Nov 2010

An ambition for Academy status to be the norm for state schools Restore original Academy freedoms PRUs to be able to become Academies also All Outstanding and Good Schools with Outstanding features are pre-approved to become Academies. Other schools may become Academies with the support of an Outstanding school or sponsor Every pre-approved school that […]


White Paper Summary: Accountability

29th Nov 2010

Make public all the data which currently underpins government statistical publications in an easily accessible online format (e.g. class size, attendance levels etc) Schools required to publish comprehensive information online Establish common performance measures for all 16-19 providers End the CVA measure Increased focus on progress and absolute attainment in performance tables New lines in […]


White Paper Summary: School Improvement

29th Nov 2010

Increase the number of National and Local Leaders of Education from 1154 to about 3000 over the next four years A new network of Teaching Schools  to be created, outstanding schools to support the development of teachers in their area Family of schools data to be published for every part of the country £110m to […]


White Paper Summary: School Funding

29th Nov 2010

Introduce a Pupil Premium worth £2.5bn a year by 2014 Removal of ring-fenced funding, and funding all schools through the dedicated schools grant To change the funding system for schools so that it is transparent, logical and equitable, with the ultimate ambition of a national funding formula To set up the Education Funding Agency (EFA) […]


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