April 2020

Curriculum

Important Changes to Access Arrangements

In August, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) released new guidelines for access arrangements which came into effect on the 1st September.

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Curriculum

World Mental Health Day giveaway

Today is World Mental Health Day and to celebrate the importance of getting children talking about wellbeing and mental health we are giving you the chance to win a bundle of goodies for your school! 

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Curriculum

What should Ofsted expect from primary subject leaders?

What should we expect of a primary subject leader?  With the new Ofsted framework now coming into effect, a new article by James Bowen on the TES website calls for Ofsted to be realistic about expectations placed on subject leaders in light of such a big change.

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Curriculum

Walton-le-Dale Primary School: How intervention resource On Track Maths helps to boost self-esteem and confidence

"We use On Track Maths as our whole school ‘catch up’ program for children who need intervention support. This is massively important in a school with a mastery approach where everyone moves on together. Without something as high quality and rigorous as On Track Maths in place, the whole mastery approach would be at risk of collapsing at any point." Read on to find out what else Walton-le-Dale Primary School have to say about our intervention resource, On Track Maths!

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Assessment

Part 1: The St Barnabas Series

Join us on our journey with St Barnabas Church of England First and Middle School as we explore their use of our termly standardised assessment suites PiRA, PUMA, GAPS and NTS Assessments. St Barnabas also makes full use of MARK, our free online assessment and reporting tool trusted by over 6,000 schools.

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Curriculum

Award winning products!

We are delighted to announce that a number of our resources have received awards in this year's Teach Primary Awards!

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Curriculum

The power of curiosity and fascination in Geography teaching

"A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.” (DfE, 2014) 

It is worth reminding ourselves of the first line of the National Curriculum and the power of curiosity and fascination that any geography teaching might include. How might we bring that about in geography? In this blog Anthony Barlow, one of the authors of Rising Stars: Geography discusses some ideas. 

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Assessment

PUMA KS3 is ‘a real motivator for students’

RS Assessment from Hodder Education spoke with Alexandra Paine, the Senior Leader for Mathematics and Numeracy at Magnus Church of England Academy, to find out how PUMA KS3 has helped to reduce teacher workload and motivate students. 

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Curriculum

Black History Month 2019

First organised by Ghanaian activist Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, Black History Month in the UK has been celebrated every October since 1987. Find out more and discover resources and competitions to help you celebrate with your pupils.

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Curriculum

Christ Church CE Primary share tips to enhance children's vocabulary

Christ Church CE Primary School share tips on how to enhance children's vocabulary. Read more »
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