Castleward Primary School is an innovative new primary school set to be built in the heart of Derby’s city centre. Craig Taylor, associate director of Lungfish Architects, describes the challenges posed by the school’s limited site size and how they used the restrictions as a catalyst for creativity.
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
We are dedicating two issues of Creative Teaching and Learning to exploring the beginnings of a new Climate Change Curriculum. This will be added to through a new zine of the website for future articles on the subject. The knowledgeBank contains a planning tool to organise your curriculum, and explores, with activities and challenges, the role food plays in undermining our ecology, the emergence of plastics as an issue and energy. T
This NFER report provides a unique snapshot of home learning activities at a specific point in time – after the first month of home schooling.
This analysis by the Children’s Commissioner for England reveals that thousands of teenagers in England are falling through the gaps in the school and care systems.
This report by the Petitions Committee calls on the Government to take urgent action and review the support for universities and students in the face of the greatest challenge they have faced for generations.
This report by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services highlights the need for properly resourced, long-term strategies to ensure all children have access to the right support.
Why are so many children susceptible to grooming, fake news and extreme ideology? One of the reasons is a complete naivety about the voracity and ability to access information they read on the Internet. Why aren't schools taking information literacy more seriously?
Sue Lyle, a teacher trainer for over 20 years has struggled to understand racism and to give would-be teachers a small insight into what it feels to be child from a BAME community. Understanding white privilege and the power of fiction have helped, she says.