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What do schools have to do to ensure they are abiding by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act?

Following the introduction of the new Counter Terrorism Act (which received its Royal Assent in February this year) it is a requirement for all schools to work in preventing young people from being drawn into terrorism. 284 more words

Teaching Ideas

Less WHAT, more HOW

After my last post regarding the difficulty for teachers to ‘out with the old and in with the new’ curriculum, I set out to consider what it about the new curriculum that might make this transition so difficult. 432 more words

Physical Education

The Views on National Curriculum Exams

National Curriculum Tests (called the SAT’s) are exams that are done in the England in all of the school institutions.  Students are required to take the SAT’s in Year 2, Year 6 and Year 9 in three main core subjects only: English, Maths and Science. 1,442 more words


From 'Educating Cardiff' to Educating the UK - Mental Health Education

On 25th August 2015 at 9pm, I had my feet up ready to watch the new Channel 4 series ‘Educating Cardiff’. The television programme followed a group of young adults as they approach their GCSE exams – as we all know, a stressful time. 866 more words

Mental Health

Progress in Year 6 from 2015

One thing that Year 6 teachers will need to assimilate is that they will no longer be chasing Level 6, or even Level 5. However, the need to demonstrate progress has not gone away and, it could be argued, has never been stronger. 466 more words

Lesson Planning

Primary Science Assessment - no miracles here

In April I wrote here on the draft science assessment guidance from the TAPS group. The final version is now out in the public domain… 1,925 more words

Primary Education

A Chance in France by Pie Corbett

A Chance in France

I really like this poem by Pie Corbett, a great educationalist who is passionate about writing fiction and prose. This poem uses wordplay to stretch the imagination of children – and is pretty handy, too, in finding out how much they know about the world and its cities and countries. 314 more words

Year 5