How To Excite Primary Age Children About The Stone Age And DNA
Introducing the Stone Age to children is a way of showing them how historic influences have shaped our society and ourselves, says teacher and author Amanda Hartley
Learning the Lessons of Lockdown is Everyone’s Responsibility
Olly Newton, Executive Director, Edge Foundation, believes that the disruption of lockdown has been creative as well as horribly challenging
How to Develop a Growth Mindset with Game-Based Learning
Video games hook students in, provide challenges and keep them engaged for hours. Former teacher Paul Carter, now head of learning content at Mangahigh, offers advice on how teachers can learn from the psychology of games to develop student perseverance in class
Relationships Matter! How One Organization Is Closing The Achievement Gap
Us researchers have confirmed that one organization’s model of intervention is having a remarkable impact in closing the achievement gap
Primary Climate Change Curriculum
Now, more than ever, students want to know about the climate emergency and teachers want guidance on how to teach about the biggest crisis facing the planet – climate change. And who better to help teachers with this than CTL, the leading practical journal for teachers.
David Hopkins’ Approach To School Improvement and System Leadership
Professor David Hopkins is widely acknowledged to be one of the foremost thinkers about school improvement and how to put it on a sustainable footing. He has written a lot for TeachingTimes and here we collect his articles and some wider links to give an over-view of his thinking and strategies for implementing change in schools
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.
National Qualifications Experience 2020: Rapid Review
This review considers the evidence and provides recommendations around those issues which are most pertinent to consideration of awarding methodology in 2021 if there is further significant disruption to learning and teaching and/or the cancellation of exams.
Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Inclusion
This Estyn report highlights good practice in creating school and college cultures that celebrate diversity, prioritise inclusion and address LGBT issues in a development-appropriate manner.
The ‘New Normal’: The Future of Education After COVID–19
This IPPR report argues for schools to be developed as hubs for local services supporting children’s health and wellbeing.
In Their Own Words – The Digital Lives of Schoolchildren
Too few children are following online safety advice taught in school or from their parents, especially as they got older.
What Makes High Tech High So Special?
The pandemic, closures, lockdowns, uncertainties about examinations have prompted debates about the nature of education and whether it is fit for purpose. High Tech High in San Diego offers a radical solution as Sal McKeown reports
Expeditionary Learning could change the face of education in the UK and it starts with XP School in Doncaster
Covid-19 has accelerated an increasing dissatisfaction with our education system. In the run up to our free webinar with the Edge Foundation, Sal McKeown offers an insight into a school with a markedly different approach
To Cope With The Rise Of Robotics And The Gig Economy Entrepreneurship Must Be On the Curriculum
Schools are falling ever further behind the curve in responding to he changing technological and economic environment. They must promote entrepreneurial skills to give pupils any chance, argues best-selling futurist, Roger James Hamilton
Don’t Leave Lockdown Changes At The Roadside!
Lord Jim Knight and Somerset secondary headteacher Shonogh Pilgrim suggest how school leaders can build on the positives that emerged during lockdown
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
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.
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.
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
Evelyn Dunbar Assembly
Art is a powerful tool in time of crisis and great social change. This assembly by Matt James, examines the role that art has played during times of profound national crisis, both in relation to the Second World War and during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
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.