Teaching and Learning

The Amnesty Teacher Programme

26 September 2013

Amnesty International has launched a brand new CPD programme designed to help teachers inspire their students and enliven their lessons by engaging with citizenship education and human rights. Ciara McGuane explains.


Ideas for film education

26 September 2013

Jonny Persey argues for the benefits of film-making and film education at secondary school and offers some ideas.


Giving effective student feedback

19 September 2013

Effective student feedback is increasingly being recognised as a key influence on learning and student achievement. Matt Bromley offers some ideas to improve your feedback strategies.



What is Student Impact?

19 September 2013

If we are to transform our schooling system then we must truly engage with our students. While student voice or student leadership is common practice, Tom Middlehurst argues that we need to embrace a new concept – Student Impact.


Ideas for using the Raspberry Pi

12 September 2013

Raspberry Jam is a global community of people who work with and develop practice using the Raspberry Pi. Its founder, school principal Alan O’Donohoe, explains why you should consider the credit card-sized computer and how it can best be used in the class



The ripples of history

12 September 2013

A poignant trip to Lithuania to investigate the impact of the Holocaust caused Chris Hirst to reflect on how we can approach this horrifying subject with year 7 pupils.


A whole-school approach to improving literacy

12 September 2013

Tackling the attainment gap between Pupil Premium pupils and their peers at King Edward VII College has been a key focus for staff, including the aim of improving literacy levels. Cathy Bhundia discusses their strategies.


New school year resolutions

12 September 2013

September brings with it a fresh start for teachers across the country. School leader Ben Solly offers some ideas for New Year Resolutions that will help you to be the best you can be this year.


How to boost your pupils' memory skills

5 September 2013

Developing an effective working memory can go a long way to helping students achieve their potential in exams and wider school life. Sal McKeown looks at how some schools are promoting good memory skills.




Working together to develop leadership practice

4 July 2013

Schools in West Sussex are embracing the challenge of the Redesigning Schooling campaign to develop their leadership and educational practice in key areas. Caroline Barlow explains.






Success with student group work

13 June 2013

Group work is important in fostering students’ learning skills, but ensuring this approach is effective can be difficult. Dr Stephanie Thornton offers some practical advice for fostering better classroom dialogue and pushing student group work in the righ


A vocational revolution

13 June 2013

From September, tough new rules will limit the number of vocational qualifications which will qualify for inclusion in school league tables. Lindsay Plumpton looks at the fall-out of this move and new qualifications that are being developed as a result.


Bucking the languages trend

13 June 2013

In the midst of a decline in foreign language learning in Scotland, some schools are inspiring young people to buck the trend. Sam Phipps finds out how.


Redesigning Schooling

23 May 2013

The Redesigning Schooling campaign is bringing together expertise from within education to set the agenda for how schools need to change to meet the needs of 21st century learner. This free SecEd supplement looks at four key tenets of the work – teaching


Teachers' use of language to close the attainment gap

23 May 2013

One of the biggest barriers to achievement is a lack of language skills. Amy Benziane looks at how we can close the achievement gap by encouraging language development – including the role that teachers’ own use of language has to play.


The countdown to computing

23 May 2013

An expert group has been convened by the DfE to develop advice, resources and CPD as schools prepare for the introduction of the new computing curriculum. Bob Harrison explains.


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