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TeacherIn app set to transform the recruitment landscape for schools and supply teachers

The TeacherIn app connects schools directly with pre-vetted supply teachers, minimising the need for costly recruitment agencies TeacherIn is live in schools across Liverpool, Cardiff and Cornwall, and is currently expanding into other regions across the UK over the next few months The app is free for teachers to sign-up to, and for schools there …

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Children’s Book Week: encouraging and inspiring children to love reading

This week (31 Oct – 4 November) is Children’s Book Week, an annual campaign organised by the UK’s largest reading charity, BookTrust, which aims to inspire a love of reading in children. Every year, the charity encourages schools, libraries, children and their parents to get involved and celebrate books and reading. Books play an integral …

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Is homework really a key ingredient in the recipe for success?

This week, a school in Essex scrapped all homework in order to allow teachers more time to plan their lessons. Catherine Hutley, principal at Philip Morant School and College has told pupils and parents that homework will no longer be set, and instead, out-of-hours tasks will be encouraged (but not compulsory) and there will be …

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Are exam results the be-all and end-all of success?

August; a month full of nervousness, excitement and a whole bucketful of mixed emotions for many students. The lead up to A-Level and GCSE exam results can undoubtedly be a stressful time for students, especially when it comes to needing specific grades for either university, starting an apprenticeship scheme, or simply determining what subjects they …

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Should the school holidays be a learning break or bridge?

The school holidays are officially here; cue hundreds of children venturing outside, joining summer camps, travelling abroad or simply spending time with friends and family. While it’s fair to say that pupils (and teachers) have certainly earned some time off, should children’s learning stop completely over summer? Of course, we don’t expect them to sit …

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Refugee Week: helping students understand the situation

This week is an important time for Britain. Not only because thousands of people will be making the decision whether to remain in, or to leave the EU, but because it’s also Refugee Week; a hugely significant event which takes place across the world, in collaboration with World Refugee Day (20 June). The week-long event …

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Empiribox: Investing in science and doing it wisely

We spoke to Empiribox about preparing and engaging students in science at school and we believe that ultimately, in order to do this, schools need to be investing in the right resources. Sue Murray explains… A third of primary school teachers lack confidence teaching science and are in turn, not prioritising it over other subjects, according to …

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Gorkana article: What fewer education reporters means for PRs

We spoke to Gorkana in response to Sean Coughlan’s recent article on fewer education reporters, and what this means for PRs in the sector. Here is an exert from the article. For the full version on the Gorkana wesbite, click here. BBC education correspondent, Sean Coughlan, recently published an opinion piece on the international education and innovation …

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Teaching leaders join forces to help shape UK education sector

Shaping UK Education British education organisation Innovate My School are set to aid the working lives of teachers further with their new Education Advisory Board. This group currently boasts chair Dominic Norrish (United Learning), leading edtech expert and author Mark Anderson, and Computing trailblazer Mark Dorling. The UK education Advisory Board also includes a quarterly-rolling …

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Trick or teaching: bringing the classroom alive

With Halloween only a few days away, it’s not long before a herd of ghosts, vampires, monsters and witches will land on your doorstep wailing, ‘trick or treat?!’ While there are lots of spooky activities set for the weekend, there’s still time to incorporate the tradition into fun classroom activities. With lessons limited to certain …

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