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Creative curriculum

By Lindsay Thomas on

The notion of a child’s entitlement to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum has been present for many decades but the implementation continues to vary enormously from school to school.

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The Reading Environment

By Jo Gray on

I don’t remember learning to read, but I do remember where I read: curled up on the top of the bunk bed that I shared with my little sister; wedged between the large dining room table and the radiator; lying on my front on the lounge floor with the fire blazing...

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School Improvement

Effective School Improvement Plans

By Mary Arnold on

In June 2016 (when this article was first written) several school leaders, experienced and new, commented to let us know how useful they'd found this article in preparing for the year ahead. In light of this, I decided this week to update it.

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School Improvement

CPD and School Improvement

By Jane Sowerby on

Last year’s publication of the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development (DfE, 2016) launched a concise, clear line of advice which, if we take it to heart, is potentially a game changer.

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HR Support

NCTL Teaching Ban

By Rachel Foster on

A female teacher has recently been banned from teaching for at least three years for having a relationship with a sex offender and not telling her school.

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Justine Greening’s rescue package

By Jane Sowerby on

The Education Secretary has announced an additional £1.3 billion for schools’ core funding over two years found from within the Department for Education’s budget.

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