Joan Patrick’s inventory – Shakespeare resource pack
Free resource pack from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, based around the inventory of Joan Patrick, a Tudor Almswoman who died in 1597. Designed for use with primary school children in maths or history lessons.
Totaliser Poster – World Marathon Challenge
Record how much money your school has raised with this totaliser poster. Also, discover what can be bought and how children around the world can be helped with the amount you've raised.
Enough food in the world – World Marathon Challenge resource pack
The activities in this pack aim to provide students with an understanding of how and why hunger affects so many children around the world. They can be used to teach citizenship, PSHE and humanities, and are designed to support learning and fundraising activities in schools taking part in the World Marathon Challenge.
Manager’s Briefcase – Observation and evaluation in the early years
A set of pro formas to help EYFS practitioners to determine whether their provision is meeting the needs of their young students.
Evaluating EYFS provision
It can be temptingly easy to take a tick-box approach to evaluation in the early years – but according to Sue Lyle, this does not providethe insight required to develop provision that fully meets children’s needs. Here, she proposes a four-stage evaluation process that does.
Are you ready for Shakespeare Week?
Next March, the first Shakespeare Week will launch a new annual celebration to bring Shakespeare vividly to life for millions of primary school children across the country. Elizabeth Dollimore explains why this campaign will support creative and cultural learning across the curriculum, and what you have to do to get involved.
Steps to achieving sustainable ICT
As schools experience increasing pressure to allocate more and more of their budget to technology while simultaneously finding ways to reduce spending, Steve Bellamy offers some practical advice on using asset management to balance the two.
The Children and Families Bill – What will it mean for SENCos?
Although mostly well-received, the proposed changes to SEN legislation will pose a number of problems for those of us putting them into practice. In the first of a series on the practical implications of the Children and Families Bill for the standard SENCo, Jonathan Fawcett outlines his hopes and concerns.
Observing Classrooms – A powerful shift in emphasis
Amid heightened levels of teacher accountability, Alison Peacock describes how using Lesson Study in place of traditional classroom observations has allowed her school, and many others across the country, to place the focus firmly back where it belongs - on the learning going on in our classrooms and what we can do to enhance it.
Lesson Study – Towards collaborative CPD
The concept of Lesson Study is experiencing a significant boost in popularity in the UK – but why? In an introduction to this powerful, professional learning approach, David Weston explains how Lesson Study is helping schools move towards more teacher-led professional development.