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Posted on Tue, 30/06/2015 - 09:58 by Morwenna
The Department for Education have published the final key stage 1 and 2 national curriculum test frameworks and sample papers for 2016, which will be used primarily by test developers and the Standards and Testing Agency throughout the test development process.
Posted on Wed, 24/06/2015 - 09:24 by Leah White
Sports Day
To celebrate National School Sport Week, Rising Stars is taking a look at some of the fantastic activities being planned by primary schools to get their pupils engaged in sport! Here is one account from St Bernadette’s Primary School in Middlesbrough.
Posted on Mon, 22/06/2015 - 10:12 by Leah White
To celebrate National School Sport Week 2015, Rising Stars will be looking at PE in primary schools, and some of the great things that schools have planned for this week! Today, we're looking at the recent report 'Generation Inactive' from ukactive, which has suggested that primary pupils be tested for fitness, just as they would for maths and English skills.
Posted on Fri, 19/06/2015 - 09:57 by Olivia
Switched on Computing E-safety
Across schools, E-safety is a real concern affecting day-to-work work. Issues with 18 rated games and social networks are at the forefront of comments emanating from conversations had with Head Teachers, computing leaders and teaching staff. Tackling these issues in an informed manner is of the utmost importance.
Posted on Tue, 16/06/2015 - 16:00 by Olivia
The computing programme of study and Ofsted produce clear guidance outlining what they expect from schools in terms of e-safety provision. We have put together a quick overview of their objectives and expectations.