Report finds reading at home boosts student achievement

  • July 21st, 2017
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A recent report by the Social Market Foundation has discovered that children perform better in tests when they’ve had a routine of reading at home with a parent/carer. The report found that young people who had not been read to before the age of five scored lower in reasoning tests. In response, the foundation have […]

Epic end of term activities

  • July 7th, 2017
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Jemma, our resource and development leader and qualified teacher, shares her top activities for both primary and secondary students that will make the last few weeks of term fly by! Primary: Get creative and put together a scrapbook made of all the children’s work from the school year, and then let them take it home. […]

Children Facing Holiday Hunger

  • May 17th, 2017
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Last week, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger reported on the ‘growing problem’ for young people going hungry in the school holidays. Up to three million children in the UK are said to be affected. Families find themselves under added pressure during the school holidays, with the loss of free school meals, additional childcare […]

Teachers back move towards primary SATs boycott

  • May 4th, 2017
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Teachers have backed plans for a possible boycott of primary school tests in England starting next year. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) believes the tests for seven and 11 year olds are damaging to the children and their education. The Government are now consulting on the future of testing in primary education and may […]

Could new guide end the mental health stigma in schools?

  • October 11th, 2016
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A rise in mental health issues has been widely reported by education professionals across primary, secondary and further education settings. YMCA Chief Executive has labelled it as ‘one of the principal worries affecting their generation.’ To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Day on the 10th October, Public Health England have commissioned a ‘comprehensive guide to […]