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A nod to maths week

How do you drive school improvement by using YouTeachMe to support progress in maths? That very much depends on your school!   If you’re an Early Years setting, you might choose to do it by sharing number songs and rhymes with your parents and carers, so they can sing them at home with their child […]

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10 years on…

10 years ago a struggling headteacher had an idea and so our story began. That (now ex) headteacher is our founder Paul Rose. His idea emerged as a result of him leading a failing infant school that rapidly improved. He left headship and ever since has worked to turn that idea into reality. For years […]

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Transporting Teachers?

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party suggestion to pay teachers up to £3,000 more in a ‘levelling up premium’ specifically for talented maths, physics and chemistry teachers to be parachuted into parts of the country where they’re most needed got us pondering. Is this simply the rehashing of ideas that failed over the past 10 years ago […]

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The Forgotten

The House of Commons Education Committee has reported on the forgotten status of White Working Class in education.  In 2014 and in 2021.  During a seven-year period not much has changed.  This group of young people continues to underperform against all groups except travelling and Roma communities. The Opportunity Areas say things have improved there.  […]

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National Numeracy Day

Should we just dedicate a day to this as a nation? Especially as it’s all about taking steps to improve maths. It’s great to see 120,991 people have had the opportunity to get to grips with numbers via National Numeracy Day | National Numeracy But let’s start earlier. Let’s get children engaged with maths… NO […]

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It’s Deaf Awareness week. 

I guess that this week is designed as an opportunity to make the hearing world more aware of challenges faced by d/Deaf people. This needs to be done by d/Deaf people. I’m not d/Deaf, but I’m passionate about improving the lives of d/Deaf people, so I thought I’d do my bit to raise awareness of […]

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‘Lockdown hurts child speech and language skills – report’

There are many factors that contribute to the social mobility gap here in the UK, not least the huge variances in day to day childhood experiences. Today’s report highlights ‘There is growing evidence that the past year of lockdowns has had an impact on young children’s language skills, according to research. Data from 50,000 pupils […]

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Raising awareness of Autism

“One of our young people has just passed their driving test and is driving themselves to school. Now lot’s of our young people want us to help them learn to drive! We’re just a school and don’t have capacity to help them with this. Could you help us please?” This was our very first conversation […]

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It lies in the personalisation of teaching

By accident, lockdown has shown English schools the secret of closing the achievement gap | Teaching | The Guardian I wholeheartedly agree with this article published today, with one exception; BBC bitesize and Oak National do not offer personalisation of teaching. They offer generic curriculum coverage content that can be accessed as many times as […]

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A different approach to a school improvement plan

There are few harder tasks than to rapidly improve a school. I know because I did it. I’d like to share some of the things I learned along the way… To improve a school quickly, you have to improve teaching so that learning increases and achievement rises. To improve teaching quickly, you have to focus […]

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