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Gateway Adventure school & team building

Gateway Adventure was created in 2007 and we will be shortly celebrating our 13th anniversary. We are passionate about the great outdoors and enthusiastically strive to convey this ethos to our…

Students from Shibden Head Primary Academy reading books on World Book Day

Bradford school revamps reading areas in time for World Book Day

Shibden Head Primary Academy has overhauled its pupils reading areas ahead of World Book Day which is set to take place on…

Teacher comforting and safeguarding young, upset boy

Safeguarding absent children means giving them more ‘ways out’

By Lara Péchard, Head at St Margaret’s School in Hertfordshire 

The importance of registration and attendance some say, has…

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Get free science resources for British Science Week!

British Science Week takes place from 6-15 March 2020 and a well-known parenting blogger is launching a digital campaign to provide parents and teachers with free learning resources – raising…

Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise, on closing the disadvantage gap

How can we effectively close the disadvantage gap?

Sharon Davies is the CEO of Young Enterprise and a highly experienced youth worker. Having left home at 16, Sharon was working in a Kwik Save at 19 when she was spotted by a youth worker who…

School Planner - boy writing by hand

Why writing by hand is still important

In a digital predominated world, it is no surprise that the art of writing with a pen has become so forgotten. With the ease of using typing and a range of devices, technology has replaced writing…

Jacqueline Daniell on Teaching Online: Catering for children in a modern era

Teaching Online: Catering for children in a modern era

The internet has unravelled a whole host of opportunities for a wide range of sectors, enabling them to expand their offerings and take services to the next level. While the same can be said for…

Teachers training and learning about their professional development plan

Empowering teachers to make the most of their professional development plan

It is beneficial for teachers to have a professional development plan (PDP) and feel supported to achieve the goals that have been identified. A PDP is a documented record of an individual’s…

Class on a school trip

Encouraging Parents to Embrace the Concept of the School Trip

The concept of the school trip has changed over time. Once, a trip out of the classroom amounted to little more than a jaunt to the local museum, whereas today, the potential for taking youngsters…

Teacher with iPad plans school interventions

How to build effective school interventions for Gen Z

Delivering school interventions for a generation of tech-savvy pupils calls for a new approach, says Nicola Hankey, teacher and SEND co-ordinator at Ludworth Primary School…

Children at Gateway Adventure

Gateway Adventure Activity Days!

Gateway Adventure’s activity days are all about having fun and a good time, but there is an important element to all the enjoyable activities we deliver to participants. Our aim is for all of our…

A teacher training during her apprenticeship

Teacher training: how to use the apprenticeship levy

Apprenticeships are a form of study where candidates aged 16 and upwards combine working ‘on the job’ and studying to gain the relevant skills and knowledge base for a particular sector-focused…

A class exercises: We must get children moving more to boost mental wellbeing

We must get children moving more to boost mental wellbeing

For too long, the system has treated physical and mental health as separate entities. This Children’s Mental Health Week, Imogen Buxton-…

Happy teacher in hallway after using feedback tool to improve teacher wellbeing

New feedback tool launched to identify and improve teacher wellbeing

Developed by leading education specialists and psychologists, the feedback tool is specifically tailored to help senior leaders improve teacher wellbeing and retention
 
In a drive to…

school play equipment - recycling fights climate change

Is your school play equipment a climate change winner?

Hardly a day goes by nowadays without the issue of climate change being mentioned on the news, backed up by disturbing scenes of the first obvious manifestations of global warming and its…

SEN funding - Jules Daulby

Exploring SEN funding in 2020 

Seeing a child with special educational needs (SEN) blossom in school can be one of the most rewarding aspects of our jobs. But pupils with SEN require extra support for which tailored classes,…

Student from Tudor Court taking the Primary Mathematics Challenge


About the Primary Mathematics Challenge


The Primary Mathematics Challenge is a fun and exciting mathematical Challenge aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6 England and Wales, P6 and P7 in Scotland, and Years 6 and 7 in Northern Ireland. The…

Children playing at Clear Sky Children's Charity

Clear Sky Children's Charity

Clear Sky provides therapeutic services to children who have experienced trauma through the provision of Play and Creative Arts services. Our highly qualified team work with schools, parents and…

Head teacher - Lara Péchard - speaks to us about managing mental health in schools and why supervision has to be on our radar

Why supervision has to be on our radar

Managing mental health in school – why supervision has to be on our radar
By Lara Péchard, Headteacher at St Margaret’s School in Herts…

DFRobot - micro:bit-designed ‘smart garden’ at Bett 2020.

DFRobot to showcase its IoT-enabled ‘Smart Garden’ at Bett 2020

DFRobot, a world-leading STEM education solution provider is boosting engagement with STEM with the help of their micro:bit-designed ‘smart garden’ at Bett 2020.

Embracing the power and…