I moved schools this year, and was told the class I would be teaching were challenging. It is only after eight weeks that I’m beginning to understand their very complex and significant social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) and behavioural needs. I have by no means ‘cracked’ them, and each week is like a rollercoaster. However, I’m here today to report back on some definite dos and don’...
The key to digital classroom management is monitoring and consistency - but first, you need to set the right digital classroom rules to build on.
A Worksop school that is home to international students is setting the bar high when it comes to remote learning, having carried out more than 4,000 online lessons across four different time zones during lockdown and beyond.
Garth Lenton, a Year 2 and 3 Maths, PE and MFL Lead shares his classroom strategy to build sustainable and healthy habits in his pupils. By incorporating sustainable diets into their whole school strategy, Garth has seen a noticeable difference in pupils' health as they break unhealthy eating habits at an essential moment in their development. He discusses the benefits of the Eat Like a Champ resources and how they can strengthen ...
WWT Wetland Centres will open their doors to school pupils from December 1.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve made Adobe Spark for Education available in both Welsh and English to Hwb users. We are thrilled to officially launch Adobe Spark for Education through Hwb. Wales is the first country in the world to deploy Adobe Spark on a national scale.
Primary school teachers keen to secure better outcomes in English can now access the new improved ReadingZone Live website, featuring over 1,000 videos of famous children’s authors discussing their writing process, the reasoning behind it and why and how they developed their characters – exciting viewing designed to encourage children to put themselves in the shoes of the author and to develop their own writing skills.
The British Army has launched new resources to recognise Black British, African and Caribbean people’s contribution to the history of the British Army with curriculum links to History and PSHE.
England international footballer Marcus Rashford MBE has launched a petition on the Parliamentary Petition website asking for the government to support vulnerable children by implementing 3 vital recommendations from the government-commissioned National Food Strategy.
The Ocean Conservation Trust, who run the much-loved National Marine Aquarium (the UK’s largest) – have launched an exciting curriculum learning project.
With the COVID-19 pandemic fuelling high youth unemployment, financial insecurity and mental ill-health, schools need to be able to spot the warning signs of young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training), unpick the underlying issues behind students’ ‘behavioural issues’ and boost preventative support to help steer them towards a positive future where they can truly contribute to society.
School children across the UK will be filling up bird feeders, turning classrooms into bird hides and creating wildlife friendly bakes in preparation for watching and counting the birds in their school grounds for the 20th anniversary of the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch. The Birdwatch – which takes place during the first half of the Spring term (5 January – 22 February) – is a chance for children to participate in a ...

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