curriculum

Claire Crichton-Allen, Curriculum Lead for Science at Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, explains how and why the app Tassomai can help secure pupils’ knowledge of the basics…

Dan Sullivan, founder of Empiribox – a whole-school solution that makes it easy for primary schools to deliver thought-provoking science in their classrooms – shares his thoughts on why practical science should remain strongly within the primary national curriculum…

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Friday 16 September 2016

How introducing pre-learning activities can spark life into stale lesson plans

Anfield Road Primary School in Liverpool is a recently amalgamated school, combined in September 2014 from the infant and junior schools of the same name.

Eighteen months ago, Anfield Road Primary saw themselves at the point of change, finding themselves struggling with originality after National Curriculum changes implemented by the QCA. Rather than teaching, staff were delivering activities – and the true learning objectives had been decidedly dumbed down.

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Tuesday 13 September 2016

only 7% of the UK population have the skills necessary to carry out first aid

Irlam-based first aid training provider, imperative training are calling for first aid qualifications to not only count towards the adult:child ratio but that first aid lessons should also be built into the school curriculum.

8.4 million pupils are enrolled in schools in the UK, making up 10% of the population. Having first aid training compulsory in schools will allow students to gain confidence in helping a friend or family member out should an emergency occur.

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Wednesday 10 August 2016

 

The Rt Hon John Bercow, Buckinghamshire MP and Speaker for the House of Commons recently attended a coding workshop at Swanbourne School to see how they were keeping up with the new computing curriculum.  Mr Bercow certainly got more than he bargained for as he ended up taking part in the work shop provided by FUZE Technologies and even partnered with a very impressed student.

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Monday 08 August 2016

Two years after the UK national curriculum required computing to be taught in schools from the ages of five to 16, it has been revealed that teachers are struggling to deliver the subject. And supply teachers are at risk of falling even further behind their permanent counterparts, warns supply teacher agency PK education.

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Academy conversion can be an incredibly complex process – one that requires a great deal of thought before you venture into it. Deciding whether or not your school or college is ready to convert can take time, and can also involve many discussions with your governing body and stakeholders.

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Leading education resource provider Focus Education has announced that it is to host a total of 10 Mastery in Maths events over the coming six months following ‘unprecedented demand’ from subject and primary school leaders across the country as a result of the introduction of ‘fundamental changes’ to the mathematics curriculum.

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A basic understanding of scientific concepts, processes, and ways of thinking is critical for students to succeed in the world of today and tomorrow. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2014 report on the results of the international PISA 2012 science assessment, “An understanding of science and technology is central to a young person’s preparedness for life in modern society.”

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The detrimental consequences of government policy on art, craft and design education have been exposed by the findings of The National Society for Education in Art and Design Survey Report 2015-16 to be launched at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education at 4pm on Tuesday 9 February 2016.

Commenting ahead of NSEAD’s report launch, Sharon Hodgson MP, Chair of the All- Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education, said:

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