Play-based learning can take a key role in the teaching of science and can encourage scientific enquiry skills, says Robert Sinclair

Louise Coigley enhances and develops the communication of SEN children and adults through inclusive storytelling. Michael Jones describes seeing her in action

Exploring magical myths and legends through the medium of dance can bring a whole new perspective to creative learning, says Lisa Symonds

Improving pupils’ leadership skills can have a positive impact on many areas of school life and PESS provides a key opportunity to develop, hone and improves them, explains Jill Wyatt

A vicious attack from an opposing player when she was 17 years old meant that Alex Chambers was told she would never play hockey again. 15 years later she promotes sport in schools and is representing England in Rock-It-Ball

Rock-It-Ball is the fastest growing sport on the planet according to Paul Kildreth, secretary of the International Rock-It-Ball Federation

Crispin Andrews speaks to practitioners in order to examine the challenges and the opportunities for pupils with SEBD in PE

Governors have a great chance to improve pupils opportunities for taking part in physical activity, with the government’s school sport strategy

Pirates, munchkins and football; can you think of interactive ideas to make your lessons more creative? David Morley explains how themes like this can allow you to plan and take ownership of your curriculum, particularly with themed creative events

Angela Youngman looks at some innovative ideas to get children moving

Guy Claxton invites debate on his eight character strengths and virtues for the learning age

Peter Leyland describes how he used TASC to teach his Year 6 class about measuring time

Former headteacher Bob Jelley remembers a time when ‘school trips’ were a lot more straightforward

What if we all looked the same? This was just one of the topics used to get pupils thinking at a competitive event organised by Luton LEA and attended by Peter Leyland

Katrina Foley describes how young children’s independence and self-management skills can be promoted in an environment which celebrates risk, challenge and empowerment

Franz Atkinson describes a whole-school approach adopted by a small rural primary school

Empowering young people throughout the Commonwealth to become active citizens is one of the goals of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth. Gertrude Shotte reports on its work

Entrepreneurial activities can help young people gain respect, says Madeleine White

Students in St Margaret’s High School in Liverpool have designed and successfully marketed a computer game. David Dennison and Les Hankin report on a striking demonstration on economic wellbeing as a diver of school activity

As the government increasingly recognises the importance of schools developing international links, headteacher Jim Donnelly looks at how these links can be established and what benefits they bring

The Bristol Climbing Centre courses aim to develop the whole person. Jo McCready explains their teaching philosophy and describes their work with more able students

Anjana Khatwa explores the implications of acquiring World Heritage Site status

Mike Rathbone reports on developments to make every child’s music matter

Schools need to unpack ‘enterprise’ and ‘entrepreneurship’, say Jacek Brant and Alastair Falk

How can teachers raise aspirations for students who have untapped potential? Martin Ransley follows the lives of a group of Year 9 students.

Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton explore ways to use the children’s curiosity about their world to become self-motivated, independent learners.

Celine West shows how head spanners and glass eyes can be used to unpack prejudice.

Student Volunteering Week offers all young people opportunities, says Christine Fanthome.

Headteachers Anne Clarke and Annabelle Guyver analyse the benefits that trips abroad bring to participating pupils and to the staff leading them.

Involvement in European energy awareness projects can bring a multitude of benefits to the pupils and staff of schools, as well as to the planet, says headteacher David Dixon.

Christine Fanthome shows how students can gain essential employment skills.

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is working on a new standard aimed at making school trips abroad safer.

Any primary school teachers out there with workshop ideas? I’m organising a few Antarctica mornings for local primaries and I’m trying to work out what to do

Archaeologist and teacher John Crossland, describes how you can use an historic site with Foundation Stage children.

Angela Youngman found out about a broad and creative approach to learning.

Dr Christine Fanthome argues that good planning is essential if students are to maximise the benefits of workplace learning.

Alice Mayers describes a collaborative project between the Foundling Museum and the National Theatre.

Timothy Jones shows how performance helps students at the British Council School in Madrid become informed world citizens.

Mike Walton examines the latest developments in the government’s efforts to make increased youth volunteering a reality.

John Potter explores a government proposal for citizenship education.

This project focused on integrating Fair Trade purchasing throughout the school and raising pupil and staff awareness of global issues.

Global citizenship and critical thinking were key elements of this three-year collaborative project.

Citizenship education is being integrated into curriculum planning across the UK. The following ‘steps to success’ come from Norfolk LEA, which worked with Norfolk and Suffolk schools on the Developing Citizenship project.

Our Global Citizenship Day was a June event for Year 8s as a follow up to the unit of work they had done on Global Citizenship earlier in the year.

At Hethersett we chose to focus on a Black Achievement Festival to coincide with Black History Month.

Our multi-cultural arts day was aimed at Year 7 students and was one of a programme of stop days around global citizenship in our school.

Reg Revans, often referred to as the father of action learning, said ‘action learning takes so long to describe because it is so simple’. While we agree that ALS is a simple and elegant process that is better experienced than explained, we believe we can give you a flavour of the process in this article.

Jo Dixon reflects on the progress of her ‘great expectations’, set in September 2004. She can see just how those expectations have made a difference to her teaching and more importantly, to her rapport with those classes.

If Their Bodies don’t Move their Brains won’t Groove.

Andy Bowman explores strategies to begin to develop independence and resourcefulness in young learners.

Enterprise education has entered the Ofsted schedule as a subject to be inspected in all schools. But do you know exactly what it involves?

Students from St Clere’s School, Essex, travel to the US for an Advanced Space Academy course every year. G&T Update talked to the trip’s organiser, G&T coordinator Ken Lewis.

Such is the anticipated durability of the West End musical Billy Elliot that a special school has been established in Leeds to train talented youngsters for the show

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