What next for the Early Years?
The EYFS can proudly boast a wealth of outstanding practice. However, in her recent review, Dame Clare Tickell looked at just how well the system had bedded down, and in so doing highlighted significant room for further development. Tim Linehan reports.
ICT catering for the Early Years
Varied computer-based play is essential to both challenge and support in the early years setting. Amy Stancer looks at the importance of differentiating ICT activities to ensure gender, ability and engagement levels are all catered for.
The creative Early Years’ classroom
To prompt creativity in the classroom Amanda James investigates the link between successful early years pedagogy and a creative learning space that stimulates ‘outside the box’ thinking.
SLT 3.6 Primary File
In this issue’s Primary File we provide an overview of the new Ofsted Framework’s key judgements and the implications posed for the SENCO in Manager’s Briefcase. Plus, breaking down gender, ability and engagement barriers to learning through differentiated computerbased play; opening the door for creative teaching and learning by incorporating thinking spaces in the classroom. And, we learn just how successful the EYFS’ ‘experiment’ has proved to be and gain a glimpse into its future.
The natural answer to school improvement
Hugh McNish reports on the improvements in learning, behaviour and wellbeing at a Glasgow primary school when a new innovative play area brought nature closer to school.
The rise of the computing cloud
The computing cloud is gathering momentum, but is it heading in the right direction for your school? Here we look at both sides of the coin, traditional inschool computing and cloud innovation to help you make an informed decision that suits your needs.
Embracing a school commissioning culture
With deep cuts suffered by local authorities, schools will need to plug the service provider gap. Here, Katie Paxton-Doggett advises on the ‘dos and don’ts’ of effective school commissioning and the opportunities it can present.
The paradox of future safeguarding
The Munro Report maintained the key role of schools in protecting children. However, with finances stretched and the government call for wider-education reform, will child protection end up a lesser priority? Kate Fitch reports.