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World Diabetes Day 2019

To mark World Diabetes Day tomorrow (Thursday 14th November), we're giving away a free extract from Bionic T1D by Nina Wadia, a Reading Planet story about a young boy with very special super powers...

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Introducing the Six Character Benchmarks

On 5th November the DfE published new guidance and introduced the 'Six Character Benchmarks' to support the teaching of character education in primary schools.  Read more »

FREE resources to help inspire the next Greta Thunberg

In August 2018, teen activist Greta Thunberg started a school strike outside the Swedish Parliament to raise awareness for climate change. Since then, she has inspired millions of young people all over the world to join her campaign against climate change through her 'Fridays For Future' movement. Want to inspire the next Greta Thunberg? Browse our free lesson ideas and related book series to help introduce ecology and climate change to your pupils.

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Behaviour and Mental Health in Schools

With 10% of children and young people having a clinically diagnosable mental health issue it remains concerning that 70% have had no appropriate interventions.  The impact of this is evident in schools where Mental Health and Wellbeing is being placed high on agendas. 

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Anti-Bullying Week 2019: 11th-15th November

Next week is Anti-bullying week, an annual campaign run by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2019 is ‘Change Starts With Us' and will run from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November. We know it's important to make sure children feel happy and safe at school and online, so we've compiled some helpful resources to help start the anti-bullying conversation and promote kindness this Anti-Bullying Week.

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The Positives of Reading Non-fiction this #NonFictionNovember

This month is #NonFictionNovember - a national celebration that aims to promote reading non-fiction for pleasure, to allow young readers to indulge in their fascination for facts and to celebrate the breadth, depth and richness of non-fiction writing. In this blog, On Track English author Catherine Casey explores the positives of reading non-fiction.

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FREE firework comprehension quiz

Get ready for bonfire night by starting your English lessons with this firework themed reading comprehension quiz from Question Bank.

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