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Changes to ungraded inspections

19 July 2024

From September, the emphasis of ungraded Ofsted inspections will be on providing school leaders with opportunities to demonstrate where they have improved and to discuss where they still have work…

A complete guide to supporting EAL pupils

19 July 2024

With more than 1 in 5 primary pupils identified as using English as an additional language, linguistic diversity is a feature of many classrooms. In this Best Practice Focus, Glynis…

Free webinar: Identifying & responding to speech, language and communication issues in early years & primary

18 July 2024

It is estimated that 10% of children will be affected by long-term and persistent speech, language, and communication needs (Public Health England, 2020), and that around 4 in 10 of…

Family Numeracy Programme

17 July 2024

The Department for Education is inviting schools to take part in a trial starting in January 2025. The Family Numeracy trial will test the impact of delivering maths aligned to…

Podcast – Early maths concepts: doubles

16 July 2024

In this episode of the NCETM podcast, Rebecca and Sue explore the foundations of doubles in Reception and discuss how this concept is built on in KS1 and beyond. Having…

The rise and rise of Education, Health and Care Plans

15 July 2024

The latest statistics on special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities in England showed that there were 575,963 young people with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. EHC plans first began to be…

‘Embracing Difference, Ending Bullying’ Research & Impact Report

14 July 2024

Diversity Role Models has launched ‘Embracing Difference, Ending Bullying, Research and Impact Report’, along with a companion ‘Best Practice Guide’ for primary and secondary teachers, school senior leadership teams (SLT), and school…

Autism: Understanding PDA

13 July 2024

Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a behaviour profile within the autism spectrum characterised by an extreme avoidance of everyday demands and expectations. Individuals with PDA experience an overwhelming need to…

Attendance: Map out bullying ‘hotspots’ to cut absence

12 July 2024

Schools found success when they identified areas where pupils did not feel safe. Leaders should map out “hotspot” areas in school that make pupils feel unsafe in a bid to…

Staff room – 10 ways to improve yours for teachers

11 July 2024

Transform your school staff room into a haven of relaxation and productivity with these ten improvement ideas that cater to the needs of hardworking teachers… Comfort: Staff rooms are places…

Key stage 2 attainment: National headlines

10 July 2024

Latest headline statistics on attainment in key stage 2 national curriculum assessments in England.  These statistics cover the attainment of year 6 pupils who took assessments in summer 2024. These…

Safeguarding and child protection self-assessment tool

9 July 2024

Free NSPCC Learning self-assessment tool will help your school or organisation audit current safeguarding and child protection arrangements. The tool will also help to identify areas for development and support you in making any…

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