Extra curricular

Extra-curricular activities: Ensuring equity

4 July 2022

In this five-part series, Matt Bromley looks at best practice for planning and delivering effective extra-curricular provision. In part five, he looks at targeting activities at those in need, providing equitable access, and monitoring impact



Extra-curricular activities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum

20 June 2022

In this five-part series, Matt Bromley looks at best practice for planning and delivering effective extra-curricular provision. In part three, he looks at how extra-curricular activities can help create a broad and balanced curriculum offer and how we can boost student take-up



Extra-curricular activities: Effective provision

6 June 2022

Extra-curricular activities are a vital part of secondary school life. In this five-part series, Matt Bromley looks at best practice for planning and delivering a broad and equitable extra-curricular offer. In part one, he considers why this is important and what’s at stake





Racism: Helping schools to lead a legacy of change

26 April 2021

Stephen Lawrence loved school and he wanted to be an architect. Twenty-eight years since his senseless and racist murder, schools can help to create a legacy for change by focusing on classrooms, community and careers. Deborah Lawson explains



PE and sports: The power of PESSPA

8 March 2021

The PESSPA approach can have a big impact on students’ mental and physical health, attendance, attainment and behaviour – especially for those with SEND. Nasen Teacher of the Year Jon White discusses using school sport and physical activity to empower students


Red Nose Day with a difference

16 February 2021

Funds from Comic Relief have gone to support some of the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a year like no other, what are your school’s plans for Red Nose Day? Laura Wilson offers some flexible resources and suggestions for secondary schools


Zero carbon schools by 2030

26 January 2021

The Let’s Go Zero campaign is urging schools to pledge to go zero carbon within a decade. Here, campaign manager Alex Green explains what is involved. We also hear from the Eco Team at St Francis Xavier School, one of those leading the campaign. They tell us about their work, including their recent ...



Home education: Resources for schools, teachers and parents: Part 3

27 April 2020

This is the third edition of the SecEd compendium of home schooling and remote education resources for schools, teachers and parents. We cover a range of subjects, as well as exercise and keeping fit, mental health and wellbeing, cultural and arts activities, and whole-school support


Maximising retention of learning during lockdown

14 April 2020

When planning for home learning, our priority as teachers must be to embed current knowledge via retrieval practice in the hope of building firm foundations for when schools re-open and education returns to normal. With a focus on her subject of maths, Lesley Goddard advises





The power of chess

15 October 2019

The Ormiston Academies Trust is investing in chess clubs at its schools. Jemima Waltho looks at how the project has developed



Into Film Festival 2019

11 September 2019

Themes at the 2019 Into Film Festival include climate change, rebellion and mental wellbeing among many others. The popular event runs from November 6 to 22 and is curriculum-linked. Sam Wilson introduces the programme




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