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Assessment

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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Curriculum

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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Curriculum

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 »
Curriculum

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 »
Curriculum

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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Curriculum

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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Curriculum

SATs results day – Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 2019

We asked Shareen Wilkinson to share her thoughts on the 2019 KS2 grammar test results released this week.

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Curriculum

Why author visits are important

Ahead of his Reading Planet Tour events, Gareth P. Jones (author of the new Project series) reflects on why school pupils benefit from meeting an author. Read more »
Curriculum

Sometimes all you need is a ball of string!

Recently a number of pleas have appeared on social media from panicked history subject leaders seeking advice on how to spend their budget allocation.  

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Curriculum

More primary pupils reach the highest standards in the SATs 2019

On 5th September 2019, the DfE announced that more pupils in England are reaching the highest standard of reading, writing and maths in this years SATs.

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