Developing A Retrieval Practice Maths App That Helps Pupils Retain The Core Skills Needed To Succeed At GCSE
Rachel Dunsmore started out as an engineer but retrained as a maths teacher after having four children. Now she has created Arc Maths, a new maths app that stands out from the crowd.
Seeing Children’s Experiences Of Domestic Violence Through A Trauma Informed Lens Helps Their Journey To Recovery
Clinical psychologist Dr Asha Patel and Childhood Trauma Expert Jane Evans have come together to create The Healing Together Facilitator Programme. Here they outline their new training course and why is it needed right now
Growing Successful Virtual Learners Requires New Teaching Styles
Some schools have adapted to distance learning whilst others have struggled. The secret is not to try and replicate traditional classroom teaching online. John McCarthy, author and former curriculum director of an online school in America , outlines a better way
A Generic Model For School Improvement
Professor David Hopkins , one of the world’s leading education researchers, outlines the steps to a continuously self-improving school, based on student and staff learning
Every Child A Reader
New Research shows that organised parental engagement in their children's reading could more than offset losses caused by Covid-19. Heather Clements reports on the Every Child A Reader Framework
Do We Care Enough About Staff Wellbeing?
Worthwhileness – happiness – well-being. These words are relatively new in politics – and in education. Richard Layard1 suggests that the things that make people happy are our social lives, the trust we have in others, the continuity of our lives, our feelings of self-worth (including feeling at least as well off as other people), and the feeling that things are getting better.
Black Teachers Matter
Sponsored by the National Education Union. Yet it remains the case that despite the prevailing liberal, humanist value system within most schools the promotion of black teachers into leadership positions is extremely rare and even rarer for those of Afro-Caribbean or African descent.
School Workforce in England
This DfE publication provides the latest information on the composition of the school workforce employed in state-funded schools in England. Amongst other data, it shows that male classroom teachers get paid £900 more per year, on average, than their female counterparts across all grades.
Children and Young People’s Writing During the COVID-19 Lockdown in 2020
This National Literacy Trust report outlines findings relating to children and young people’s writing in 2020, in addition to findings from a survey of children and young people’s writing during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Our Plan for Further Education
This report by the Edge Foundation shows a well-established correlation between the impact of the skills system and the level of economic growth achieved in local communities
Great Teaching Toolkit: Evidence Review
As teachers, what areas of professional development should we focus on to have the most impact on our learners? This report by Cambridge International and Evidence Based Education aims to help teachers identify the areas they can work on in their own professional development that will have the most impact on their learners’ outcomes.
Can White People Ever Emotionally Understand The Impact of Racism?
Sue Lyle, a teacher trainer for over 20 years has struggled to understand racism and to give would-be teachers a small insight into what it feels to be child from a BAME community. Understanding white privilege and the power of fiction have helped, she says.
Impact Of School Closures On The Attainment Gap
The attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers could increase by up 75% because of lockdown, according to a report by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) research charity.
COVID-19 and Inequalities
Britain risks entrenching deep class, ethnic, gender, educational, generational and geographical divides unless the government acts to tackle inequality, according to this report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Parent Carers’ Experiences Of Lockdown
The Government has shown during the coronavirus pandemic that it can introduce radical changes in a matter of days. This survey by the Disabled Children’s Partnership of over 4,000 parents of disabled children shows the battle that many parents of disabled children face on a daily basis. Despite the best efforts of many professionals, families are being left to cope alone.
Covid-19 And Early Intervention. Understanding The Impact, Preparing For Recovery
This report by the Early Intervention Foundation and Action for Children highlights the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown on local services for children and families, based on the experiences of service leaders and head teachers, and explores their responses to both the immediate challenges and the major challenges on the horizon, as the country moves towards recovery.
Healthy Schools, Healthy Children?
This is the first major Ofsted survey on the broader aspects of health and well–being of pupils since the introduction of the Every Child Matters agenda. It covers the school ethos, the curriculum, food and drink, PE and school sport, lifelong health messages and barriers to improvement. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11
The limits of inclusion
With the growing government emphasis on inclusion, the role of special schools has become marginalised in education policy. Yet for many children, inclusion in the mainstream is a route to failure.
Cyber bullying of teachers – a growing problem for schools?
There has been a great deal of press coverage about the problems associated with social networking websites and increasing technological sophistication amongst children. One prominent issue is 'cyber bullying'
Bridging the gap between parents, pupils and schools
It’s widely recognised that the more involved parents are in their child’s education, the better the pupil performs at school. Here, David Burgess discusses how to bridge the gap between parents, pupils and schools.
A question of creativity
Alan Peat describes the kinds of questions that foster creative thinking.
BBC’s Bitesize Daily is not the solution to the Covid crisis
Count von Count, the friendly, maths-loving vampire on Sesame Street might be many children’s maths entry-point, but the character is rarely described as a substitute maths teacher. Video, whether online or on TV, is fundamentally a one-way medium. While there is certainly value in using TV programmes as an educational aid, they are no substitute for a teacher.
Grasping the opportunities of the digital age
More than any other initiative Apps for Good has probably been responsible for getting girls to engage with technology.
Flipping Schools : Now Is The Time To Turn Schools Inside Out
Malcolm Groves and John West-Burnham, authors of ‘Flipping Schools,’ urge a radical re-think to school improvement, one that offers a culture of community and equality
After Covid-19 We Need A New Paradigm For Education
When I started writing my new book ‘The Complete Learner’s Toolkit’ I had no idea the world would shift on its axis and there would be a paradigm shift in the way we see education.
Can Summer Schools Help Disadvantaged Pupils Bounce Back from Covid?
Loic Menzies, Chief Executive, at The Centre for Education and Youth, suggests an idea for recovery of pupils who have fallen behind during the Lockdown.
Pupils need to have experience of as many different materials as possible to make sense of their world. Of course, the idea of studying different types of materials, such as paper, wood or metals might seem a little uninspiring, but the fact remains that materials science (in terms of materials’ properties and usage etc.) is an important part of both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 education.
Literacy, numeracy and science through the topic of World Environments.
The Tudors were a family who ruled over England from 1485 until 1603. They came to the throne as a result of the power struggles between the Dukes of York and Lancaster, which we now know as the Wars of the Roses. The time of The Tudors is a fascinating period to study for children and adults alike. So, this issue of Teaching & Learning looks at The Tudors in some detail and offers lesson plans that can help you teach literacy, numeracy and science through this exciting theme.