Using Social Media in Education Settings

Using Social Media in Education Settings
In today’s modern society, social media is often considered to be an everyday communication tool. For many members of educational setting communities, social media is the most commonly used communication channel; it’s how people stay in touch with friends and family, but also how many people access local and national news or events. Here's some guidance... Read More...

Are you an Inspirational Teacher?

Are you an Inspirational Teacher?
As a teacher, what does it mean to be inspirational? From a Headteacher’s point of view teachers who are recognised as inspiring are most likely to be considered “outstanding” in their practice. An educator who not only teaches a topic, but also teaches an individual how to grow outside of the classroom and beyond. Read More...

English and Spanish Schools - Reflections from a Sunny Balcony...

English and Spanish Schools - Reflections from a Sunny Balcony...
Several Spanish schools have a two hour break mid day where children go home and many do not return... There have been separate trials, in other parts of the region, for continuous days whereby the children stay in class between 9am and 3pm, followed by activities so children don’t leave school early. How do you think this affects their progress and attainment levels? Read More...

The Benefits of Music in the Classroom

The Benefits of Music in the Classroom
There has been much written over the years about the benefits of music in the classroom, therefore, why is it that when you go into most schools they are like mausoleums. The benefits of music can never be underestimated. Read More...

12 Tips to Beat Exam Stress

12 Tips to Beat Exam Stress
1) Have a routine, 2) Take regular breaks, 3) Drink water, 4) Do something you like, 5) Exercise regularly, 6) Eat & sleep well, 7) Meditate & breathe, 8) Be realistic, 9) Be positive, 10) Talk about it....... Read More...

Top 12 Revision Tips

Top 12 Revision Tips
Follow these techniques to produce the best exam results... Create and use a revision planner, set an alarm and revise early, find a suitable space to work, be prepared, limit distractions, revise, repeat, remember!... and much more! Read More...

The Importance of Learning Outside

The Importance of Learning Outside
The concept of learning outside the classroom and outdoor learning has been with us now for a number of years. The Government’s 2006 Outdoor Learning Manifesto outlines that ‘every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.’ It defines learning outside the classroom as ‘the use of places other than the classroom for teaching and learning.’ Read More...

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture
As a Headteacher I rarely get the time to stop, think and ponder the bigger picture. However much I try not to, I can find myself getting bogged down in minutiae on a daily basis. My job is at the coalface of education. I am on the ground, dealing with many complex issues and yes often these issues are small, yes sometimes my actions don't appear to have lasting or purposeful impact but it is these small issues that in reality go on in schools across England every single day. Read More...
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