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At the chalkface: Are you mediocre?

At the chalkface: Are you mediocre?

Good will be just good which will be the average, or less, which will not be good enough because average will no longer be good …

Justifying your Pupil Premium spending decisions

Justifying your Pupil Premium spending decisions

It is essential that schools are able to justify their decisions over how to spend the Pupil Premium when inspectors come calling. Daniel Sobel offers some simple, yet effective approaches.

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Justifying your Pupil Premium spending decisions

Justifying your Pupil Premium spending decisions

It is essential that schools are able to justify their decisions over how to spend the Pupil Premium when inspectors come callin…

Daniel Sobel,26th Feb 2015
Case study: The Success Squad

Case study: The Success Squad

A project that trains support staff to take on a mentoring role has helped to boost the performance of borderline students in bo…

Teaching Leaders,26th Feb 2015
Research-engaged schools – a self-review tool

Research-engaged schools – a self-review tool

Knowing where to start when creating a research-engaged school is difficult. Getting an understanding of what’s involved and rec…

26th Feb 2015
A strategic framework for governors

A strategic framework for governors

Setting the strategic direction of a school is one of the governing body’s core functions, but it can be challenging for some. E…

26th Feb 2015
Twelve apps for education

Twelve apps for education

Apps are increasingly being used in the secondary classroom. Justin Smith highlights 12 curriculum-aligned apps for key stages 3…

26th Feb 2015
Reducing your exams budget

Reducing your exams budget

Millions of pounds are spent every year on running examinations. However, Jugjit Chima says it is possible for schools to save m…

Jugjit Chima,26th Feb 2015
Driving school food take-up

Driving school food take-up

Jo Wild reports on a government-funded project offering support to boost school meal take-up.

26th Feb 2015
Education Show 2015: Are you Birmingham-bound?

Education Show 2015: Are you Birmingham-bound?

Once again this year, from March 19 to 21, educators will come together in Birmingham for the three-day Education Show. We take …

26th Feb 2015
The foundations of student achievement

The foundations of student achievement

When students achieve, it is down to logical patterns of cause and effect, says Matt Bromley. He identifies the traits that high…

Matt Bromley,5th Feb 2015
Mental health: Spotting the signs...

Mental health: Spotting the signs...

Continuing her series on mental health, Dr Stephanie Thornton discusses how teachers and support staff on the frontline can reco…

Dr Stephanie Thornton,5th Feb 2015

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ChildLine sees spike in mental health calls

ChildLine sees spike in mental health calls

Mental health difficulties dominate the list of the most common issues about which children contacted ChildLine during 2013/14.

Pete Henshaw,26th Feb 2015
Support programme targets end to new cases of female genital mutilation by 2030

Support programme targets end to new cases of female genital mutilation by 2030

A national programme is aiming to bring about an end to new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030.

26th Feb 2015

At a glance headlines: February 26, 2015

More funding for disability sport, the chance to take part in Rugby World Cup 2015 ceremonies and a range of new resources are a…

26th Feb 2015

Scottish councils attack ‘harsh regime’ on teacher numbers

Scottish councils are in a stand-off with the government over teacher numbers, saying they risk losing millions of pounds in fun…

Sam Phipps,26th Feb 2015
‘Bitter disappointment’ at Workload Challenge response

‘Bitter disappointment’ at Workload Challenge response

The government’s response to the Workload Challenge earlier this month has left education unions disappointed.

26th Feb 2015
MPs outline key recommendations to transform PSHE and SRE in schools

MPs outline key recommendations to transform PSHE and SRE in schools

A call by MPs for PSHE and SRE to become statutory subjects made national headlines last week, but their inquiry also made a num…

Pete Henshaw,26th Feb 2015
Annual school uniform costs reach £316 per secondary pupil

Annual school uniform costs reach £316 per secondary pupil

Campaigners call for a cap on ‘rip-off’ uniform costs as specialist suppliers, high prices and having to buy numerous garments m…

Pete Henshaw,26th Feb 2015

Charity urges government to change the law to protect abused 16 and 17-year-olds

Teenagers aged 16 and 17 are more likely to be abused or neglected than any other age group, but are given the least protection,…

26th Feb 2015

Teachers to shape new curriculum

Wales’ education minister has called on teachers to work with the government to develop the new curriculum.

Moira Sharkey,26th Feb 2015

Teachers are confident, but pupils still know more...

It is widely accepted that children get to grips with technology faster than adults. Teachers clearly agree. A survey has found …

Emma Lee-Potter,26th Feb 2015