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  • How can schools be more inclusive and reduce exclusions?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Exclusion is a hot topic at the moment. There is a growing concern about the rising number of school exclusions. Many commentators have questioned the fairness, even the legality, of many exclusions. Furthermore, a link has been made between the increasing number of exclusions and the rise in...

  • Incredible Educational Apps for Both Parents and Teachers

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    Technology is constantly evolving. Just in the app space alone, by the time you finish reading this sentence, there will have been another couple of dozens of apps emerging out on the market. There are more than 500,000 educational apps currently out there that were created to assist both...

  • How to Overcome Teacher Recruitment and Retention Crisis

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    As the years go by, especially in the last couple of decades, teachers seemingly do not receive the honor that they once did in education. To put it simply, educators are not as highly looked at by the public as they once were. This just seems to be the way that society is heading at the moment....

  • How to teach a great ‘chalk and talk’ lesson

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    There was a time, not so long ago, when the traditional ‘chalk and talk’ lesson had become very much frowned upon in schools. For the most part over the last two decades, the focus of pedagogy has been centred on multiple intelligence learning and a recognition that pupils have different learning...

  • Are snap Ofsted visits a good or bad idea?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    It probably comes as no great surprise to learn that the Conservative Party’s recent proposals to ‘strengthen’ Ofsted inspections by increasing the length of a standard inspection from two to three days, and to introduce ‘snap’ no-notice inspections, have been met with universal condemnation from...

  • Should end-of-term lessons be any different from the normal?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    As we head towards the end-of-term many teachers will be grappling with an age-old dilemma: Do end-of-term lessons need to be fun? Indeed, should the lessons you deliver at the end-of-term be any different from ‘the normal’? Is it best to forego the ‘traditional’ quiz or film, and just stick...

  • Is our education system broken?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    It’s a shocking question to pose but many people working within the education system would say that we do have a broken system in our schools today. For those in the midst of it all, it’s in electioneering season that the stark realities are truly laid bare. Once again, during another election...

  • Has OFSTED Had Its Day?

    By Alan Peters, 24 Jan 2020

    We have an Ofsted outstanding school near to us. Every inspection says the same. Its students get among the best results in the county. Not the very best, admittedly, but in a pure numbers game more of its pupils gain the required set of five GCSEs, A* to C in old money, than most of its...

  • 5 Steps to Revolutionize Your Teaching Style

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    If you are still using the same lesson plans day after day that you first originally created 20 years ago, it might be time to update your curriculum. After all, two decades ago, trucker hats were in style and skinny jeans were not even a thought. Things change! Your lesson plans and teaching...

  • Do Small Class Sizes Improve Student Achievement?

    By Ryan Crawley, 24 Jan 2020

    As all school budgets tighten a bit as funding shrinks, a common theme is to eliminate teachers and just make the class sizes larger. While there is no doubt that this strategy can save a good chunk of money, the question is whether it is worth it. Is there an academic benefit to having smaller...