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Outstanding Lesson Plans and How to Create Your Own

19th Nov 2018

A series of questions to help you analyse and improve upon your lesson plans

Returning to work after an absence

21st May 2018

You may be about to return to teaching after maternity leave or it could be after a period of absence due to illness; whatever the reason you are bound to be filled with a myriad of questions and anxieties about going back to work.

Mind Full, or Mindful?

23rd Apr 2018

In this blog post from Nora Helena McKenna, we go back to basics and explain the whats, hows and whys of mindfulness; whether it can help in your classroom and quick tricks you can implement straight away.

Top Tips for Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

26th Mar 2018

Unfortunately, examples of conflict, difficult situations and difficult colleagues all have an air of inevitability about them in education. The pressure of the job, the incessant scrutiny on the profession and the culture of fear that, sadly, exists in many schools means that they can be a breeding ground for conflict. Therefore – especially if you responsible for leading or managing others – it is really important that professionals know how to manage conflict and how to deal with difficult situations and colleagues. Read our top tips for doing just that.

How to engage the disengaged secondary student

26th Feb 2018

Of all the challenges that a teacher has to face, there can be few as frustrating or as difficult to deal with as a disengaged, disaffected student.

What to do when a lesson goes wrong – A Survival Guide for NQTs

29th Jan 2018

The first thing we need to get clear is that lessons will go wrong from time to time.   Lessons will go wrong for teachers with 20 years, 2 years or 2 months experience in the classroom. Even the very best practitioners have lessons that go wrong. Even the most meticulously planned lessons can go wrong. And, […]

Putting Digital at the Heart of Learning

6th Jun 2017

Is your school taking advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technologies? See how we can help with training, consultancy and support.

Date, Title, Hypothesis, Apparatus, Diagram, Method, Results and Conclusion…

24th May 2017

Date, Title, Hypothesis, Apparatus, Diagram, Method, Results and Conclusion… Was this how you experienced science at school? Is there another way?

Advice for middle leaders seeking senior leadership positions

9th May 2017

If you are a middle leader and are considering making the step up to a senior leadership role, it’s well worth pausing for thought first.

Stimulating and guiding creative writing through questions

21st Mar 2017

By encouraging students to focus on detail they can construct more effective ‘creative’ or imaginative and descriptive writing.

Developing a Strategy for Linear Exams

13th Mar 2017

With changes from modular to linear assessment, Suzanne O’Farrell introduces the key concepts, ideas and questions that need to be considered and managed in your institution in relation to this.

Developing Classroom Practice

27th Feb 2017

Education expert Matt Bromley will be delivering a session on how to develop your classroom practice to best enable your students to succeed as part of our conference. To give you a taster of what you can expect, we’ve asked him to write a blog post for us that begins to tackle this important area. Think of […]

Safer Internet Day 2017 – Keeping Safe Online: how you can know more

7th Feb 2017

The 2nd in our 2-part special for Safer Internet Day, discover these online safeguarding resources to help you, young people and their parents.

Safer Internet Day 2017 – The Internet: Friend or Foe?

6th Feb 2017

In the first of our 2-part special for Safer Internet Day, pick up internet safety lesson ideas for every subject and ways to raise awareness in your school.

Leading and Teaching Primary Geography for Non-Specialists

24th Jan 2017

The challenges to the non-specialist faced with teaching the primary geography curriculum are not to be underestimated. Here are some ideas to help you with a few of the key issues faced.

David Rendle

David has had twenty one years' experience of secondary geography teaching in the independent sector. During his career he held the posts of Head of Geography, Head of Humanities, Academic Data Manager and boarding housemaster and has worked as an OCR and Edexcel A Level examiner.

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