Best Practice


Students' science aspirations

21 June 2012

Professor Louise Archer reports on research into the attitudes of young students towards STEM subjects and careers as they move from primary to secondary ― and the implications for key stage 3 teaching.




Developing healthy habits

14 June 2012

What can pupils' attitudes towards how they eat and exercise tell us about the role schools play in promoting healthy habits? Surveys and research by the NFER reveal some interesting insights.


Resources to support EAL students

14 June 2012

ICT can play a key role in supporting students who have English as an additional language. SEN expert Sal McKeown recommends some of her choice resources.


The power of pets

14 June 2012

The educational and therapeutic effects that an animal can bring are well recognised, but what about their potential in the secondary school environment, especially with hard-to-reach students? Teacher Isobel Durrant takes a look.


Science centres of excellence

14 June 2012

The National STEM Centre and its regional hubs offer a wealth of CPD support for science teachers and co-ordinators, with many resources available for free. Yvonne Baker explains more.


A very special relationship

14 June 2012

An effective working relationship between the headteacher and the chair of governors is vital to a school's success. Nick Bannister speaks to two such partnerships to get an insight and some best practice advice.


Keeping a close eye on education

14 June 2012

The Education Select Committee plays a crucial role in scrutinising education policy and performance. Its chairman Graham Stuart MP speaks to Dorothy Lepkowska about some key issues, including academies, awarding bodies, the EBacc, and Michael Gove.

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