This year has seen the largest ever year-on-year decline for GCSE results. With grades down to the lowest level since 2008, this is undoubtedly a very worrying time for many teenagers across the country.
But for any young person that has not received the grades they were aiming for, it is far from the end of the journey. I know this from experience.
The rise in numbers of school children and a lack of teachers to support this new cohort of pupils has meant that schools are finding themselves increasingly understaffed. So what can schools do to strengthen their leadership model and support the teachers they have to develop their classroom practice?
Keren Prior, a qualified secondary science teacher and head of education services at EES for Schools, discusses how schools can develop their leadership model and ethos to ensure all members of staff are supported and motivated.
The impact of technology in the classroom is a hotly contested topic. The OECD says that students glued to tablets all day perform worse and that “more technology doesn’t guarantee better outcomes”, which is true to an extent, but partly due to the fact that they’re no longer getting a classroom experience. Research has shown that top-level classroom success grows by 36 per cent when the right approach is taken to technology.
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Founded in 1983, KRCS are UK’s leading Apple specialists. We’ve been providing solutions since the days of the Apple II, the first commercially popular microcomputer manufactured by Apple. Our FirstClass programme is a culmination of over 30 years of experience gained in UK schools, colleges and universities.
NetSupport’s classroom management software, NetSupport School, has been selected as the solution of choice to be pre-installed on over 695,000 education devices as part of the Digital Literacy Programme in Kenya.
A Ministry of Education-led initiative, it aims to place free technology into the hands of primary school pupils across the country to educate them using the benefits of computer-led learning.
8 teachers from primary schools across the UK will be flying to Chicago this summer, after being recognised for their work as digital pioneers in the classroom.
Shortage of space is becoming a fundamental issue for many schools across the country. Recently, it was revealed one in six secondary schools are already at or over capacity, with forecasts predicting there will be more than 300,000 additional secondary school pupils by 2020.
In a world where technology and digital resources are engrained into our day-to-day routines, it’s not surprising that a majority of schools have also adopted this way of working to add value to the classroom and students’ learning opportunities. One such example is George Green’s School, on the Isle of Dogs, which has a long and successful history of providing an excellent education for young people.
While some children take to classroom-based teaching quite well, there’s no denying that others do better – and feel more motivated – when coached from home.
‘Coaching’ from home can just be as straight-forward as receiving some extra help from yourself- but, of course, that can eat into your own time and often prove difficult.