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Turning exam stress into a positive

4 June 2015

Research shows that the way students perceive stress can have a dramatic effect on their performance at exam time. Karen Sullivan explains

Life after levels: What next for assessment?

19 March 2015

Schools need to take the bull by the horns when planning for life after national curriculum levels. Mick Walker takes a look at the current situation and advises on next steps.

Finding the balance: The pastoral and the academic

19 March 2015

New ‘pastoral assistants’, a focus on extra-curricular activities and supporting students’ revision has led to excellent results at principal Jason Wing’s school. He explains some of the school’s ...

Case study: The Success Squad

26 February 2015

A project that trains support staff to take on a mentoring role has helped to boost the performance of borderline students in both English and mathematics. Jennifer Kenwright explains.

Twelve apps for education

26 February 2015

Apps are increasingly being used in the secondary classroom. Justin Smith highlights 12 curriculum-aligned apps for key stages 3 and 4.

Making an impact in your department

22 January 2015

After his inner city English department achieved above average results, including excellent pupil progress, we asked Russell Harris to reflect on what strategies made the difference.

Some Pupil Premium interventions

22 January 2015

Deputy headteacher Corinne Adams discusses her school’s Pupil Premium work, including some of the specific interventions they have put in place.

Computing challenges and resources

22 January 2015

There are plenty of challenges in delivering the new computing curriculum, but plenty of help and resources to be found as well. Computing teacher Ray Chambers offers his advice.

Interventions to raise attainment

11 September 2014

Northumberland Park Community School put in place several interventions to raise its English results. Natasha Raheem explains.

Examinations and Ramadan

19 June 2014

For the next five years, Ramadan is to clash with the examination season. Legal expert Clare Young looks at how schools can manage students and staff who will be fasting during this period.

Engaging parents to drive pupil progress

12 June 2014

Parental support and engagement is crucial to a student’s chances of success. Shanaz Hussain discusses her work on a parental engagement programme to help improve pupil progress.

Ensuring your careers strategy is effective

1 May 2014

Tami McCrone takes a look at how a new partnership is giving schools clear, practical support to help improve their careers advice services, including the resources to undertake a careers services ...

Lessons from the Toolkit

24 April 2014

The Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit shows that effective strategies for homework, mentoring and feedback can all have a positive impact on student progress. Amy Benziane explains the work her ...

A journey to outstanding

27 March 2014

When principal Harry French arrived at his school he was the third head in three terms. He discusses some of the problems they faced and how a focus on aspirations and creating a culture of learning ...

Helping them prepare psychologically for exams

17 October 2013

Successful exam preparation involves developing successful study habits and overcoming those key psychological barriers. Patricia Orlunwo Ikiriko offers vital advice to help you prepare your students.

Ideas for podcasting in schools

26 September 2013

Making and using podcasts is relatively easy but can have a great impact on many areas of school life and student learning. Angela Youngman takes a look at what’s possible.

Strategies for spending the Pupil Premium

19 September 2013

Ahead of a conference offering advice on the Pupil Premium, Dorothy Lepkowska talks to some of the speakers who will be discussing how they go about spending this vital funding effectively.

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 ...

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 ...

Preparing your students for the job hunt

23 May 2013

Employers today are very clear on the importance of skills in young people entering the jobs market. Jackie Sherman looks at how school-leavers may demonstrate their employability skills.

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