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#WeWillAchieve100 – Read about how other schools are preparing for the 2017 national tests

Have you ever wanted to find out how other schools and teachers are preparing for the national tests? We ran a Twitter competition to find out your tips for success and we thought we’d share some of our favourites with you!

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Differentiation in the classroom

Many thanks to Nick Hart for this blog post, which looks at supporting children who are working below age related expectations.

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Using pupil premium funding for interventions

There’s always something that Ofsted are looking for, and one clear focus of inspections these days is the use of pupil premium funding to ‘diminish the difference’ between the outcomes of disadvantaged children and others nationally.  Not an easy gap to close… or difference to diminish, rather!


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Being an effective maths subject leader

Every teacher will be familiar with the acronym WAGOLL but how does this relate to us as teachers? Whether you are just about managing or whether you are the equivalent of a maths Red Arrow, it’s worth taking a step back as the learning never stops. 

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Reading Planet World Book Day Competition!

Win an author visit to your school from storytelling pair extraordinaire Adam and Charlotte Guillain!


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Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017

Today, we are joining together with hundreds of thousands of young people and thousands of organisations around the world to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children.

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How St John’s Catholic School are using Assessment Bank to stretch and challenge children in mathematics

St John's Catholic School used the maths questions in Rising Stars Assessment Bank with a group of 'more able' children in Year 6 in order to ensure more challenge.  Find out their thoughts and experience using Rising Stars Assessment Bank.
 

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Browse our online catalogue

Many schools will have already received their copy of the shiny new Rising Stars 2017 Catalogue. If you haven't yet managed to get hold of a copy, or you prefer to read online, you can now browse and share our full catalogue of resources by following the link below. 

Browse the 2017 Rising Stars Catalogue here.

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Using Computing Assessment Tasks for formative assessment

Computing Assessment Tasks are now published! To celebrate the launch, we asked author John Woollard to tell us a little bit more about this exciting new resource and how it can support teachers in the classroom.   
 

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Using Achieve to help support national test booster groups at my school

Thanks to Michael Tidd for this pre-national tests blog post all about getting the most of revision and practice in the months leading up to the tests! Read more »
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