Concerns From The Start Of The School Year

Back in September, a number of concerns were raised for this academic year. From funding and budgets, to teacher retention and pupil mental health. As we approach the end of the academic year, we take a look at how these concerns have changed so far. Funding and Budgets This concern has been ongoing throughout this […]

Mental Health Support During Exam Season

In recent years there has been a particular focus on student’s mental health, made even more abundant during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, how much support are we offering to students during exam season, when they need it most? Exam Stress Exams have always been considered a stressful time within the school year, both for students […]

Key Stage 1 SATs in 2023

This year the Department for Education has fallen under scrutiny once again for the difficulties of a selection of their KS1 SATs tests. Reading Paper Above all other SATs, the Reading Paper for May 2023 has received the highest number of complaints from both parents and teachers due to its increased difficulty. Since the flurry […]

Learning At Work Week 2023

Each year we see Learning At Work Week come around as a way to encourage individuals to learn while they work. Learning At Work Week This week is all about encouraging life-long learning in the workplace. Encouraging those within your team to continue their learning, even after they start their role with you. Learning should […]

Are Schools Being Failed?

With budget cuts across the education sector, it’s fair to say that a number of schools are starting to struggle, that’s if they haven’t been for a while. A number of school leaders have now spoken out about the issues that they are experiencing in the current crisis and the impact this is having on […]

SEND Reforms, The Shortlist

Back in 2019, the government released a Green Paper outlining a number of major SEND reforms that needed to take place across England. Fast forward to 2023 and 20 councils have been shortlisted to trial the new policies that have been put forward. The Shortlist Those that have made it into the shortlist will be […]

Approaching Exam Season

As we reach the end of April many schools are preparing for exam season starting in May. In 2023, exam season is likely to look a little different. Those sitting key stage 4 exams are no longer affected by distance learning throughout covid, and those sitting key stage 2 will all but have forgotten distance […]

Why We Need To Invest In Teaching Assistants

In an economy where budgets are tight, we know that all schools are looking to make cuts where they possibly can. However, one of the first cuts considered is Teaching Assistants, who can also be considered just as vital in the classroom as the Teacher. Why Are Teaching Assistants So Important? Teaching Assistants are vital […]

Starting The Summer Term

The summer term is either loved or hated within schools. Predominantly dependent on which ages you work with. For those working in secondary education, there is increased pressure during the exam season, while younger years will enjoy a more relaxed term, where they can indulge in more outdoor activities. Prepare For Success Exam season is […]

Neurodiversity In Schools

Neurodiversity is the concept of acknowledging and respecting neurological differences as an essential aspect of human variation. The way we think, move, process information, and communicate can vary significantly depending on how our brains are wired. Neurodiversity serves as an umbrella term for alternative thinking styles such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), Dyscalculia, Autism, and ADHD, […]