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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

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.

Special Needs

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.

Digital Learning

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'

Digital Learning

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.



What Happened To Learning During The Lockdown In Leeds?

The digital divide is deeply affecting children, families and teachers as Leila Johnston reports from Yorkshire


Leading Academy Trusts – A Reflection

On the publication of his book ‘Leading Academy Trusts – Why some fail but most don’t’ Sir David Carter, former National Schools Commissioner, looks back on what he has learned about leadership and managing multi-academy trusts over a 37 year career


Rescuing A Generation At Risk From Covid and Exclusions

A project at Lyng School In Coventry, which has 50 per cent of its children on free school meals, has shown remarkable success in keeping all its children engaged during the lockdown. Sonia Blandford describes the project and argues that it should be rolled out across the country.


The do’s and don’ts of remote learning – How AI works and what it brings to the table

Dr Sara de Freitas, executive director of education at Wey Education, providers of InterHigh, the online school, shares her advice on retaining and refining the advantages we have all experienced from online, blended learning during Covid-19.


The GCSE And A Level Results Will Just Not Be Fair!

The new exam results based on a system of teacher expectations and school benchmarking, will not be accurate or fair to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, argues Professor Nicola Ingram

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