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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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Motivating Reading and Spelling Success with WordBlaze: Children speak out

Thank you to Victoria Bass of Cothill School for this Wordblaze case study

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WordBlaze Reading and Spelling Intervention - a Case Study

Edgewood Primary School in Nottingham have been using the WordBlaze spelling and reading intervention programme with a small year 6 intervention group. The results have been very positive and they are planning to expand the programme across Key Stage 2 next term.

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WordBlaze - A Case Study

Griffin Park Primary School in Blackburn has been using the WordBlaze reading and spelling programme with their year 4 and year 6 intervention groups and have had some great results! Here is what they had to say:

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Nasen Live 2015: Only a few days to go!

We are delighted to be attending this year's Nasen Live show on the 20th and 21st May at the Macron Stadium, Bolton. This year's show focuses on “9 months into reform – early indicators of impact and planning for the year ahead”. 

Find out more about our New Curriculum resources and pick up your FREE sample of one of our new series WordBlaze at Stand H3.

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‘They love the competitive element’ Woodlands Primary Academy, a case study from Wordblaze

Hear from Woodlands Primary Academy about how they got on with the new WordBlaze spelling and reading programme for Key Stage 2.

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Learning to Read and Spell – Ways to Engage Children by Liz McPhail, Victoria Bass and Alix Anson

Storytelling is one of the oldest traditions in human society, used not only to entertain, but also as a way to preserve a particular culture and set of values, and very often as a means of education. Today is no different....

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