Curriculum prioritisation in primary maths

8 October 2021

A term by term framework to support planning and teaching in 2021/22 This resource provides coherent sequencing for the primary maths curriculum. It draws together the DfE guidance on curriculum…

Children are less active – is it bad news for their academic performance?

7 October 2021

On average, the NHS recommends young people aged 5 to 18 to get at least 60 minutes of exercise per day. However, a recent survey has found a 40% drop in the number…

Webinar: Exploring the EEF’s Updated Teaching & Learning Toolkit

6 October 2021

Understanding the most recent updates including accessibility, research and validity of research. Join Staffordshire research school for a free 1 hour, remote session about the updated EEF’s flagship Teaching and Learning…

Thoughtful Questioning: Why Cold Call Is Not Enough

5 October 2021

Cold Calling is the name given to the practice of asking a question and then selecting a child to answer. The theory is that it causes all children to think…

Recovery premium funding guidance and allocations

4 October 2021

The DfE has published a guidance document for recovery premium. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding…

Early career framework: how to tackle the workload

3 October 2021

As new teachers and mentors become overwhelmed with the workload around the new ECF, one expert shares his advice on how to relieve the pressure. The introduction of the ECF…

Research: how can coaching lead to school improvement?

2 October 2021

New research shows coaching can lead to school improvement, write Rachel Lofthouse and Trista Hollweck. As the new school year starts, there is a renewed interest in coaching for teachers and leaders, especially…

Managing your school’s online reputation

1 October 2021

The internet and social media provide incredible opportunities for schools to share news about events, activities,learning and much more. But it also allows everyone else to offer their opinions about…

Free bereavement training for teachers

30 September 2021

Did you know that on average, 1 in 29 children will be bereaved of a parent? Bereaved children require support to ensure they can cope with their grief and often…

How to choose a phonics programme

29 September 2021

Gordon Askew, founder and chair of the English Hubs Council and phonics adviser to the DfE from 2010 - 2020 has written a useful article, published on exploring what…

Promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges update

28 September 2021

The DfE has updated the following sections of the document: ‘Whole School or College Approach’, ‘Senior mental health leads training’, ‘Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs)’ and ‘Mental health and wellbeing resources’ sections.…

What is deliberate practice?

27 September 2021

Picture the scene – teachers are filing out of an after-school CPD session fired up with enthusiasm to try a new pedagogical strategy. The member of SLT leading the session…