The Science of Counting: A Visual Explainer of the 5 Counting Principles

9 December 2021

What are the key principles to helping young students learn how to count? Numbers can be quite an abstract concept, and until children learn the principles that underpin how to…

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The Importance of Early Intervention in Safeguarding

9 December 2021

What is Early Intervention? Early Intervention is vital in the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. In a time of shrinking budgets and increasing demand, early intervention promotes…

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Future of Teaching: Celebrating Teacher Expertise

8 December 2021

The Chartered College of Teaching has collated articles and reflections by its members and published them in one book looking at the future of teaching. Across five sections, teachers share…

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The Every Teacher Matters Network Meeting

7 December 2021

2021 has certainly been a challenging year and with Christmas looming, it is important that we focus on our own health and wellbeing. With that in mind, the Every Teacher…

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Geography: Key Questions To Ask When Learning About A Place

6 December 2021

Aidan Severs writes: When reviewing and revising our curriculum to ensure better humanities coverage I began to think about how there were potentially missed opportunities for children to be revisiting…

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Using Diagnostic Questions

5 December 2021

How can we get better at diagnosing gaps in understanding? A common dilemma with assessing understanding using diagnostic questions is knowing how much time to commit to it during a lesson…

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Engagement model – leaflet for parents

4 December 2021

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) released a leaflet on 1st December 2021 entitled, The engagement model - information for parents. This leaflet is for schools to share with parents…

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Ofsted’s inspection timetable

3 December 2021

Chris Russell, Ofsted's National Director for Education has released a blog which explains when schools might be inspected over the coming years. Ofsted has recently been given additional funding by…

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Operation Encompass Helpline

3 December 2021

Are you concerned about a child or children in your school experiencing domestic abuse? Did you know you can access free, unlimited clinical support from an educational psychologist through the…

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Early reading webinar from Ofsted

2 December 2021

Ofsted have released a recorded webinar delivered by Shazia Akram, HMI, in the South East region, who talks about the importance of early reading and what inspectors look at on…

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Curriculum prioritisation in primary maths

2 December 2021

The NCETM has produced a term-by-term framework to support maths planning and teaching in 2021/22 - and the spring term units are now available. This resource provides coherent sequencing for…

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Have you seen the Reading House model?

1 December 2021

The Reading House model Last week, the EEF published their revised report - 'Improving Literacy in KS2' and  ​‘The Reading House’, features in this report. It is designed to support…

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