June 2017

Curriculum

How can schools deliver effective remote learning this autumn?

At a free professional development webinar forming part of a pilot scheme for eduu.school, we asked teachers whether they thought an online school environment was important to support students in the COVID context. Here’s what they had to say.

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SNAP shorlisted for a NASEN Award

We're delighted to announce that our Special Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP-SpLD) has been shortlisted in this year's NASEN Awards!

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Curriculum

Switched on Computing and a Catch Up Curriculum

"We know many teachers will be concerned that pupils will have fallen behind in English and Maths during school closure, and catching up here is understandably going to be a priority for many. Fortunately, many of the Switched On Computing units can be used to help support pupils in rebuilding their skills in Reading, Writing and Maths, whilst simultaneously developing their skills, knowledge and understanding in computing."

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Spreading happy news in your school

To help spread some positive news in your school, we've teamed up with The Happy Newspaper to send newspapers full of uplifting stories from around the world into 10,000 schools for pupils and teachers to read

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Reading Planet Book of the Month: Journeys: The Story of Migration to Britain

Our Reading Planet September Book of the Month is Journeys: The Story of Migration to Britain ((Saturn/Blue-Red band) by Dan Lyndon-Cohen. The book uncovers the stories of people who migrated from their own countries and settled in Britain. In this blog piece,  Dan explores what led him to writing the book and explains how schools are using it to teach the topic of migration.

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Beyond the “recovery curriculum”: 10 steps for primary schools

While much attention has focused on “recovery” in recent weeks, the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) is calling on schools to look beyond this – prioritising wellbeing alongside an ambitious, creative, collaborative approach that allows young people to not only recover, but truly thrive.

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eduu.school: supporting remote and in-school learning for teachers, students and parents

Today, key partners announced that they are to expand eduu.school, a regional pilot funded by Nesta that supported nearly 2000 pupils in the Midlands after lockdown. The expansion of eduu.school will ensure schools can deliver high quality  remote teaching  and apply a comprehensive blended learning approach, on and offline.

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Curriculum

Supporting your children with the return to school

Let’s face it, the return to school this academic year will be like no other. Earlier this year, our children experienced lockdown; being unexpectedly ‘cooped up’ with close family and siblings and suddenly shifted from school to home-school. Dr Kathy Weston shares her top tips on how to support your children with the return to school this autumn term.

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Wellbeing activities for back to school

Settling into the new school environment may feel overwhelming for some pupils after months of home learning, so we've put together some resources to help pupils develop the skills they need to overcome any challenges they may face in their learning, as well as outside the classroom.

 
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Curriculum

DfE announce £8 million programme to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing

Created in collaboration with health partners, mental health experts and local authorities, the £8 million scheme is designed to provide schools all over England with access to resources and knowledge to help support the emotional response both teachers and pupils may be facing as a result of the pandemic.

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