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Blink and you'll miss it

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Summer. Well, we didn’t actually, did we – blink and miss it? The sun shone and shone, albeit most of the time school was still in action. But a summer we had for sure. And here we are again, already a few weeks into the first term of the new academic year. New challenges already embraced, some yet to be identified and maybe a few we could well do without! That’s life.

 

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Don’t be fooled

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Don’t be fooled – banning mobiles doesn’t mean the end of technology when improving outcomes in our classrooms.


You kind of expected me to write that. But with the growing calls to ban mobile phones in schools from government, Ofsted and indeed many teachers, headteachers and parents, makes this possibility increasingly likely.

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Six weeks of...

andyAndy Pyper, Safeguarding Manager

Six weeks of...Snapchat, Roblox, Fornite, what could possibly go wrong?

With the end of term being almost upon us, now is a good time to consider what an online summer may hold for your pupils and what support you can provide in the time remaining.

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"They think it's all over!"

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

“They think it’s all over! It is now!”  Well, no, it isn’t actually.


At the time you are reading this, the World Cup is probably well under way. And who knows, England may still be part of it under the captaincy of one Harry Kane. Well, that’s my understanding at the time of writing this prior to the competition actually starting and barring any unwanted injuries to Mr Kane.

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All in it together

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

At the time of writing, there will be thousands of students up and down the country suffering the stress of preparing for exams. The Secret Teacher not only draws attention to this time of year again, but touches too on the stress that this also brings to the teachers and schools who, in some shape or form, are judged by their students’ success. 

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