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Posted on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 09:37 by oliviatanner@risingstars-uk.com
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 Mon, 20/04/2015 - 17:58 by Ruth L
MeeMo Thinking Child
Liz Hughes, Assistant Head Teacher at Hayes Primary School in Bromley, shares her thoughts on working memory and the impact MeeMo a new working memory programme has had on Key Stage 2 pupils in her school.

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Posted on Fri, 17/04/2015 - 16:25 by NelliePerrin
With the general election just a few weeks away, key issues for education such as the curriculum, pupil funding and end-of-year assessment have featured in many political debates. While the majority of political parties agree that education budgets should be protected, many have conflicting opinions regarding free schools, Ofsted and sex education (to name a few).

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Posted on Thu, 16/04/2015 - 14:02 by Morwenna
Child taking written arithmetic test
A good deal of focus on the new curriculum and its assessment arrangements over the past months has been on the higher expectations in maths and grammar.
Posted on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 12:00 by Emma Holifield
Assessment without levels, performance descriptors, sample test papers and dare we say it, levelling sheets are all being scrutinized in classrooms around the country! Although year 2 and 6 teachers are in ‘the safety zone’ because it is not illegal for them to talk in levels, (for the record, it is not illegal for other year groups but, for some reason we feel like it is!) they are also in the spotlight as this time next year they will be expected to be familiar with new materials and confident to assess their pupils.

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