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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 »

3 simple steps to improving wellbeing at school

With the new academic year now well underway, it’s a good time to start to think about the ways in which we can create classroom and home environments that will support and nurture our children, and especially those who might be beginning to struggle with the school environment. Read more »

SATs results day - Reading 2019

The 2019 Key Stage SATs results have been published. For reading, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard is 73%. 

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SATs results day - Mathematics 2019

The 2019 Key Stage 2 SATs results have been published. For mathematics, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard is the highest yet at 79%. This is up by 4 percentage points from 2018, but an increase of 5 percentage points from 2016.

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