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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


National Review of the Early Years and Childcare Workforce

This 90–page review looks at 5 main areas: Roles and Responsibilities; Qualifications and Training; Career Pathways; Recruitment and Retention; Workforce Planning. The Reviews findings are aimed primarily at managers of services, representative bodies, training providers and other organisations involved in early years and childcare. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12

Digital Learning

Board Games

Schools are embracing interactive whiteboards and students are reaping the benefits from new software, says DUNCAN MCMILLAN, who looks at how one award-winning company is bringing a new dimension to maths through interactive games designed specially for interactive whiteboard use.

Creative Teaching & Learning

Analytic v synthetic phonics

Professor Rhona Johnston and Dr Joyce Watson, explore analytic versus synthetic phonics; consider the research into the merits of the techniques; and look at the outcome of phonics teaching on a child’s reading success.


Collaborative Learning

Chris Watkins takes a closer look at collaboration between pupils: why do they enjoy it and how does it work?

Online Professional Learning Courses In A Time Of Covid-19

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