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Saving time: Summative assessment

13 October 2020

Time is our most precious commodity and it is often in short supply. In this series, Adam Riches looks at how we can change common practices to help save time and improve teaching and learning. Here ...

Curriculum impact: Assessment, pace, progress & outcomes

9 September 2020

Having already tackled intent and implementation in SecEd this year, Matt Bromley now turns his attention to the third Ofsted ‘I’ – impact. In the second of two articles, he offers practical advice ...

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 ...

Remote teaching and learning: Dos and Don'ts

1 April 2020

Teachers are getting used to remote working – supporting pupils and families with education during the coronavirus lockdown. Andy McHugh offers some dos and don’ts for teaching staff

Going for Gold: Tracking progress effectively

6 February 2019

Entitled Going for Gold, Saqib Chaudhri‘s approach to checking student progress and supporting teachers to plan and deliver GCSE interventions is proving successful...

Assessing English language proficiency: Why and how

7 November 2018

Recent research shows the importance of effectively assessing the English language proficiency of EAL learners. Katherine Solomon looks at the findings and offers practical advice for secondary ...

EAL: Working with new arrivals

12 September 2018

This September, many secondary schools will have new arrivals from abroad who have English as an additional language. Continuing our series on EAL, Dr Ruth Wilson gives some practical advice for you ...

Teaching languages: Some tips and a call to action!

7 February 2018

Language education is under pressure at a time when language learning could not be more important for the next generation. Suzanne O’Farrell gives us some tips for teaching languages, and issues a ...

New approaches to student feedback

31 January 2018

As schools realise that forcing teachers to produce reams of written feedback for students is often counterproductive, assessment strategies are starting to change. Jemma Sherwood looks at the ...

Case study: A marking & feedback revolution

17 January 2018

A complete overhaul of the marking policy at Bedminster Down School has reduced workload and raised the quality of student feedback. Assistant head Megan Arnold explains

An effective PSHE framework

11 October 2017

RSE is to become statutory from 2019, and it looks likely that PSHE will follow. But what does a good PSHE programme look like? Maria O’Neill advises

Designing your subject’s curriculum

21 June 2017

Are you a middle leader charged with creating your department’s curriculum and schemes of work? Jemma Sherwood offers five things to consider when undertaking this vital task

Six tips for effective lesson observations

7 June 2017

To help reduce workload for both observer and observee during lesson observations in mathematics, Lucy Rycroft-Smith offers six evidence-informed best practice tips

Developing a mentoring programme

29 March 2017

Mentoring is a popular intervention in schools. Stephanie George looks at mentoring as an intervention and asks what we mean by effective mentoring practice

Teaching practice: Lower-performing students

22 March 2017

All teachers will have lower-performing students in their classroom. Matt Bromley looks at some effective teaching strategies – and some approaches we should perhaps avoid

School improvement: Back from the brink

25 January 2017

Being placed in special measures when you are not expecting it can be a devastating blow. Writing anonymously, one senior leader explains how his school bounced back…

Key stage 3: The curriculum and working across phases

21 September 2016

Continuing our focus this term on key stage 3, Matt Bromley looks at how effective cross-phase partnerships can aid transition and how the curriculum in years 7, 8 and 9 can be made more engaging

Reclaiming assessment in your classroom

6 July 2016

The move to scrap national curriculum levels has given schools back control of assessment. Suzanne O’Farrell advises on creating new assessment systems that are less about measuring and data and more ...

Geography: From assessment to fieldwork

11 May 2016

Hundreds of geography teachers gathered recently for the Geographical Association’s annual conference. Alan Kinder summarises the key issues and debates

Five principles to help you evaluate your CPD

27 April 2016

Thomas Guskey’s five levels for evaluating CPD provide a strong base to ensure your school’s CPD offer is effective. Bridget Clay looks at how you might apply these principles in your school

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