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

Linda Bartholomew and Cathy Kennedy describe their initiative to capitalise on the links which health visitors can create between early years providers and families read more

Georghia Ellinas, Secondary National Strategy regional adviser, describes an initiative that allows pupils to enjoy a Shakespeare play in their own time and space

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Brian Rossiter, headteacher of Valley School, Worksop, North Nottinghamshire, offers his take on the KS3 curriculum review read more

Is the concept of personalised learning really all that new? Roger Smith investigates

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Many of your teachers will not be science specialists. Angela Youngman has been looking at innovative approaches to the teaching of science that help encourage children’s inquisitiveness read more

The curriculum review section of most direct interest to SENCOs concerns organising the curriculum. SENCO Update reports read more

Teacher and trainer Michelle McGrath argues that the emphasis on students as partners in their learning is a fundamental challenge to the current model of teaching and will require significant shifts in attitudes at all levels in schools

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Julie Leoni, head of emotional literacy at the Marches School in Shropshire, found her thoughts about attachment and trust challenged by the experience of acting as a support for a girl giving policy testimony about being sexually abused

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Liz Rowbotham, Full Service Extended School Manager at Hengrove Community Arts College, explains her methods of running and evaluating extended services with the help of partnerships read more

How can teachers ensure that there is appropriate challenge for G&T pupils in every lesson? In the first of a series of lessons plans, Caroline Coxon provides some ideas

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Listening to what students themselves have to say about their education is an important part of high-quality G&T provision. Year 8 pupil, Beth Hancox outlines her thoughts on the qualities of a good teacher for gifted and talented students

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Some people find it easier to work with steady, gentle background sound rather than absolute silence, writes Mark McKergow

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Lois Canessa describes how she actively involved students in setting up a school council read more

Raising Achievement Update looks at what the eight school case studies included in the secondary SEAL resources had to say about how schools can shape an emotionally literate ethos read more

Raising Achievement Update looks at a book that describes practical ways of meeting the challenges of implementing circle time in secondary schools and why it can be so valuable read more

A recent conference considered how schools can put personalisation at the centre of their strategies for raising achievement

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Restructuring the curriculum can enhance personalised learning, risk taking, creativity and Key Stage 3 and 4 results, as Mo Laycock, Headteacher, Firth Park Community Arts College, reports

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Setting out and packing away heavy equipment can be dangerous. Kris Lines sets out safety precautions that will minimise the risks to pupils and staff

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Storytelling can offer a range of opportunities for learning across all ages and ability levels. Fred Redwood explains how

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

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Schools can develop strategies to improve fairness and freedom in terms of their students’ future education and employment opprtunities, says Diane Bebbington

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Liz Thomas describes how a holistic ESDGC strategy for action operates in Wales read more

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 read more

The National Curriculum statement of values has been misunderstood, says Graham Haydon read more

Incorporating more creativity in your curriculum will take staff out of their comfort zones, but will pay dividends in raised motivation and achievement for students, writes Becky Swain read more

Following the publication of Lord Dearing’s recommendations, Angela Youngman explores the implications of every KS2 child learning a modern foreign language read more

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 read more

Kate Wall describes the main findings of the Learning to Learn in Schools Phase 3 project evaluation and looks at some of the implications for schools

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Everyone seems to be a constructivist these days, but what do people mean by ‘constructivism’ and what are the implications for education? read more

Looking at the benefits and challenges of different models for providing childcare and early education service in children’s centres and extended schools read more

What are the right conditions for teacher learning? Teachers need a working space where they have freedom to think, innovate and learn, say David Leat and Kate Wall read more

Margaret Edgington highlights the importance of providing children with appropriate levels of risk and challenge to enable them to develop skills for learning and for life

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Joanne MacDonald describes an innovative approach to drugs education for young children

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Good planning will enable you to stretch pupils without exhausting yourself, says Jo Smith

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How can form tutors can raise achievement for all pupils and support the gifted and talented? Aim Higher coordinator Martin Ransley reports

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Steve Paget explains how logovisual thinking (LVT) can stimulate higher-order thinking read more

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

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Mark McKergow suggests ways of using music to stimulate creativity in your pupils read more

Just by saying a few words in the right way, you can send people into wonderful places, influence the way they think or help them to find their own solutions to any problem they face, say Richard Churches and Roger Terry read more

It will take understanding and patience to shape a situation where all schools focus as much on wellbeing as on attainment argues Colleen McLaughlin, a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge read more

In an extract from his book, Making School Work, headteacher Andy Buck describes how he views the challenge of shaping a climate for learning at Jo Richardson Community School

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Gerald Haigh concludes his series on primary assemblies by giving some tips on preparation, along with some advice on how to deliver an unplanned assembly

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Barry Mapp introduces the capabilities of Mind Mapping and explains some of the features that make it unique read more

Mark McKergow describes how music can be used at the end of your lessons, as a soundtrack for your students to review their learning read more

Mike Munro Turner summarises the STOP technique for time management read more

Lesley Hendy examines how you can look after your voice when teaching outside and also gives some tips on reading aloud

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How can we help young people deal better with the losses they experience? Secondary drama teacher and SEAL coordinator Julie Leoni reflects on her own experiences read more

Yeading Junior in Hayes has evolved its strategy for putting emotional health and wellbeing at the centre of the curriculum. Headteacher Carole Jones describes how

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What is it like for a former pupil to return to her old school as a G&T teaching assistant? read more

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