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QuickStart computing – your free guide!

QuickStart Computing is a FREE CPD toolkit to help teachers plan, teach and assess the new computing curriculum. QuickStart Computing helps teachers develop and run CPD and training sessions in your school and cluster to help all teachers with this brand new subject.

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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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Your Year 5 children - getting them ready for the New National Tests for Maths in May 2016 with a ne

The current Year 5s will be the first cohort to be subjected to the new National Tests in English and maths so we have put together a FREE 'National Test Survival Pack'.


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Only half of parents aware of new maths curriculum

Did any of you spot the Press Association article published via the Mail website on 27 October, about survey results which highlighted the lack of confidence many parents have supporting their children with maths? If not, here’s a little recap. 

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Ofsted requirements - what you need to know

Ofsted have released a new document advising schools of their requirements. It looks to dispel common myths and highlights activities which are not required by Ofsted. 

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Your guide to the new SEND Code of Practice

Find out what's new, what transitional arrangements have been made and what you need to do to implement the new SEND reforms in the brand new 'In a Nutshell Understanding the SEND Code of Practice 2014'.

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Parents' Guide to the New National Curriculum

Deputy Head Michael Tidd has written this comprehensive guide to the new National Curriculum just for parents.              


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How Purple Mash can complement the Switched on Computing Scheme

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New National Curriculum for Music

The Incorporated Society of Musicians have published an assessment and progression framework, complete with wall chart, to help schools prepare for the new National Curriculum. 

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'Highly engaging and motivating' - new case study for Switched on Science

Walton le Dale Primary School have been using Switched on Science for the last few months - read what they had to say about it!

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