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Wednesday 05 October 2016

 

Every SEN (Special Education Needs) build is different, because every SEN school is different. That being said, the same base requirements that need considering for a SEN construction project apply to all. 

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Tuesday 04 October 2016

 

The United Kingdom is in desperate need of more teachers. There might be more than 450,000 people working in state schools across the country, but even that number is not enough to satisfy the demands of a growing school age population.

The Government has set itself targets to try to get more people into the profession through training courses and has missed them for four years in a row as it struggles to grapple with the need to recruit the right people in large numbers. 

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Thursday 22 September 2016

Laura Knight

When I was 11 years old I knew that I wanted to be a primary school teacher. It wasn’t just the influence of having parents as teachers (they didn’t put me off!) I just knew that I liked doing pretty much everything. I loved learning and I loved the day-to-day variety of being busy doing different things at school.

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Thursday 22 September 2016

Research from Capita SIMS has revealed that over half of parents (57%) feel primary school reports are either too generic or do not contain enough information about how their child is doing.

More than a third of primary school teachers (35%) agree. This is despite the fact that schools are now recording more information about the children they teach than ever before. 

The results suggest that primary schools’ communication with parents needs to evolve, something some heads are actively addressing.

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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

The Junior Memory Championship is now open for entries

Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017. 

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Tuesday 13 September 2016

Primary school pupils are being invited to take part in a Wonka-inspired competition, and use new digital resources, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl this week.

Discovery Education is challenging pupils to step into the shoes of Willy Wonka by designing their very own ‘frothbuggling’ sweet or chocolate, taking inspiration from the fantastical creations of the fictional chocolatier.

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Thursday 08 September 2016

Concern for pupils’ mental health has risen by 13% among school leaders over the past year, according to findings released today by The Key, the organisation providing leadership and management support to schools.
Eight in 10 (80%) headteachers and other school leaders surveyed by The Key this year are worried about their pupils’ mental health, an increase on two-thirds (67%) of those surveyed in 2015.

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Monday 25 July 2016

 

Stone Group, the provider of ICT solutions and services to education and the public sector, announced it will offer all primary schools in the UK a free 90-day trial of Stone Assist - its modular, flexible IT support solution. 

For 90 days, schools will get access to Stone’s “Essential” base package of remote and additional on-site support, receiving support from a UK-based technical helpdesk as well as a dedicated engineer on site for one day a week, valued at nearly £2500.

TARLETON COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL has been crowned Last Choir Singing 2016 Winner – winning Lancashire’s foremost school singing competition title at the Grand Final event held at King George’s Hall on 17 June. 

Over 1,500 singers from 50 school choirs entered the competition this year in heats which took place across the County. Ten finalists were whittled down from five heats to make it to the Grand Final.

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