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Getting started with Teaching for Mastery

Posted by Viv Lloyd on February 20, 2018

A lot of attention is being given to the changes that are happening in the way teaching and learning in mathematics is being approached. What initially may have been a few tweaks and updates to the National Curriculum has been superseded by pedagogical shifts that are rippling through schools. More and more schools are adopting Teaching for Mastery (TfM) principles and are endeavouring to develop this approach in their schools.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

6 ways to brighten up your Blue Monday

Posted by Sophie Fryer on January 15, 2018

If something feels a bit 'off' today, or if you have arrived into work a little deflated, then it's no coincidence. Today is Blue Monday, the supposed 'saddest day of the year'.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Improving classroom behaviour: understanding sensory processing disorders

Posted by Jan Daines on December 11, 2017

 

It’s always gratifying to be in the right place at the right time – especially when, as a result, you learn something so significant that it colours the way that you perceive things from then on. Such was the time when I first became aware of sensory processing disorders. Through an extended conversation with an occupational therapist, I began to understand that it is possible that many of the challenging behaviours that we see in schools have a sensory processing root.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Getting the most out of your performance review: coaching tips for headteachers

Posted by Nadine Powrie on December 6, 2017

When I’m working on performance management with groups of educationalists in the UK or around the world, I ask two questions. The first is, ‘Who had a performance review last year?’ This usually will result in most hands going up. I then follow up by asking, ‘Who had a really positive experience in that performance review?’ Only a few hands will go up. What can you do to make performance management a positive experience for you?

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Why schools should use a financial management software package designed specifically for schools

Posted by Tribal Group on November 20, 2017

Schools are big business and successfully managing your school’s finances efficiently is imperative for success. Rigorous financial management demands efficiency and accountability but if you are using an off the shelf finance software package not specifically designed for schools, how can you be sure you are getting value for money?

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Five practical tips for using school self-evaluation to drive improvement

Posted by Roger Gilbert on November 7, 2017

Self-evaluation contributes to school improvement by providing an accurate assessment of how well your school is performing and crucially what needs to be done next. Done well, it helps identify improvement priorities and leads to evidence-based school improvement planning, which results in clear benefits for pupils.

Here’s five things you can do to ensure your self-evaluation is effective in driving school improvement.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Ten things not to do when your school is scheduled to be reviewed

Posted by Graham Norris on April 21, 2017

It’s hard to forget what we were doing when we received notification our school is going to be reviewed, isn’t it? That’s probably because, no matter how confident we are in what we are doing for our students every day, our natural instinct is to panic when we hear that the school reviewers are coming.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Improving your charter school: seven reasons for an external review

Posted by Tribal Group on March 15, 2017

Growing accountability and the need to maintain registration are becoming increasingly challenging for charter schools. A comprehensive external review can provide invaluable information to help you manage this.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Becoming an academy - when is the right time for your school to convert?

Posted by Ian Purnell on March 8, 2017

By the end of 2016, approximately 1 in 5 state funded primary schools in England were academies. This proportion is likely to increase rapidly over the next few years, gathering pace as more and more schools convert either through choice or through enforcement.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Numberblocks - developing young children's understanding of numbers with CBeebies

Posted by Tribal Group on January 25, 2017

The NCETM’s Director for Primary Mathematics, Debbie Morgan, has played a key role in the creation of a new BBC series of short programmes aimed at helping pre-school age children develop early understanding of numbers. Here she tells the story of her involvement.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years