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Primary science podcast

24 February 2024

In this installment of the Evidence into Action podcast Alex Quigley and Grace Cocker discuss high-quality science teaching that fosters progress and children’s interest in science. Evidence into Action is…

Helping teachers meet their safeguarding responsibilities

23 February 2024

Safeguarding is an integral part of a teacher's role. In recent years, the way that schools approach safeguarding and child protection has been changing. There's a much better awareness of…

Mobile phones in schools: guidance

22 February 2024

New mobile phones in schools guidance issued by the DfE on 19th February 2024 backs headteachers in prohibiting the use of mobile phones throughout the school day, including at break times.  …

Wraparound childcare guidance for schools

21 February 2024

The Department for Education (DfE) has produced guidance to help schools offer new or expanded wraparound childcare, with support from the national wraparound childcare programme. This non-statutory guidance explains the role…

Small schools: Leadership, curriculum and pedagogy

20 February 2024

On this episode of the Thinking Deeply about Primary Education podcast, Kieran Mackle is joined by Aimee Tinkler to talk about life in small schools; covering everything from leadership and…

EYFS science – Teaching science vocab and linking to KS1 learning

19 February 2024

To enable children in Early Year settings to develop early scientific skills, we need to equip them with the correct language.  Widening their scientific vocabulary will facilitate their EYFS science…

Future dates for primary assessments

18 February 2024

Below are the future dates for primary school assessments in the academic years 2024 to 2025 and 2025 to 2026. Please note that Key Stage 1 SATs are optional but…

Vulnerable pupils less likely to attend extracurricular clubs

17 February 2024

'Access to extra-curricular provision and the association with outcomes' report examines which students are accessing extra-curricular activities during secondary school and the longer-term outcomes of students who do participate. Whilst this…

Alternative Provision is in need of reform, review finds

16 February 2024

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Ofsted have recently published a thematic review looking at how education, health and care partners work together to commission and oversee alternative provision (AP). Ofsted and…

Do you know what ‘doxing’ is?

15 February 2024

The South West Grid for Learning has produced a useful guide for professionals, parents and carers explaining what doxing is and how to protect against it. Doxing is a practice…

Free online twilight: Effective Feedback

14 February 2024

In this free online session Tom Bithell, will discuss the EEF recommendations to support high quality feedback. The guidance report is based on the best available international evidence, in addition…

EEF: Fully funded professional development for early years staff

6 February 2024

The EEF have launched three new trials that will test the impact of three promising professional development programmes for early years educators:- Emotion Coaching- Talking Time- NELI PreschoolEarly years settings…

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