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Developing the school's vision

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Dec 6, 2019 10:00:35 AM

Developing the school's vision is a task which involves several groups of people, and should involve careful planning. We spoke to experienced education consultant and former headteacher Denise Coppard about how to put workshops to good use in order to develop a vision. 

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Topics: learning, teaching, school vision

Using knowledge organisers

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Nov 22, 2019 9:33:37 AM

A knowledge organiser is a single sheet of paper that lists the important facts – not practical skills – that pupils should know by the end of a unit of work. They can be used by senior leaders, curriculum leaders, teachers, parents and pupils in order to plan areas of knowledge which need to be taught, and to help check progress. In the below blog post we look at what makes a good knowledge organiser and how to write one. 

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Topics: learning, teaching, knowledge organisers

“Why technology needs to be part of your trust improvement strategy” – Joshua Perry, Founder, Assembly Education

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Nov 15, 2019 10:25:32 AM

In a recent report published by The Key on the academy trust landscape, it was heartening to see such enthusiasm for technology. As many as 70% of the respondents reported using tech to a moderate or greater extent to run their trust more effectively. Clearly, edtech is gaining traction as a central part of trust leaders’ strategies.

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Topics: MATs, technology, academy

Consulting on relationship and sex education - Part 2

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Nov 8, 2019 9:30:14 AM

Requirements for RSE are changing from September 2020. Last week, we wrote about consulting with your pupils and staff if you’re planning to update your curriculum or policy. In this week’s blog post, we’ll take a look at the tools needed to consult with parents. We worked with education experts Malcolm Groves and Bill Bolloten to develop this toolkit.

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Topics: relationship and sex education, consultation