4 tips for young headteachers: raising your personal profile
According to the Department for Education (DfE), the number of headteachers under the age of 35 has grown by three quarters since 2010. Schools leaders are younger than ever before, many joining schools as part of the Fast Track programme, a training and development scheme for aspiring headteachers, now in its 5th year.Read More
5 ways technology can help engage students with literacy
UK government has made it clear that improving literacy among primary school-aged children is high on its agenda. With a new Centre for Excellence for Literacy Teaching in the pipeline, the UK government has made it clear that improving literacy among primary school-aged children is high on its agenda. Literacy in primary schools lays the … ContinuedRead More
Are educators worried about the wrong skills shortages?
Over the last few months, there has been a lot of talk in educational circles about the decline of writing by hand – especially in the classroom. According to reports, students’ handwriting is now so bad that teachers and examiners are finding it difficult to make sense of it. In response, Cambridge University has announced … ContinuedRead More
Are enough girls taking STEM subjects?
According to a Microsoft study of 1,000 girls and young women last year, there is just a five-year window to foster a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in young girls.Read More
Are you using tech to develop a growth mindset?
Are you and your pupils working towards a growth mindset in the classroom? More than just a passing buzz, a growth mindset is a concept that intelligence can be developed, not simply set in stone. It’s a useful tool for motivation by raising pupils’ expectations and encouraging them at the same time.Read More
Does education technology deliver ROI for schools?
In the October 2018 budget, Philip Hammond announced an additional £400 million for schools to help source educational technologies and equipment. He described the extra £400 million as an “in-year bonus to help our schools buy the little extras they need; a one-off capital payment directly to schools averaging £10,000 per primary school and £50,000 per secondary school”.Read More
How are schools tackling tighter budgets?
These days, the topic of school budgetary cuts and decreased funding in education is rarely out of the news. This week, however, the Independent released figures that suggest that one in four secondary schools in England are, in fact, running at a financial loss.Read More
How technology is supporting education in 2018
Technology is changing the future of education for the better. With the growth of tech in schools leading to improvements in collaboration, engagement and attainment. Examining current attitudes and trends shaping pedagogy in the UK, Promethean has released its annual ‘State of Technology in Education Report’. With insights taken from over 1,600 educators, from schools across the UK, the report looks at how educational technology is being used to support both educators and students in 2018.Read More
Pedagogy and edtech: Does technology benefit all types of learners?
Providing equally strong learning experiences for all pupils is a difficult task, especially in classes where abilities vary greatly, but it is part and parcel of teaching. Profiling and differentiating your pupils is a key step in overcoming this challenge, because it helps you identify the different types of learners and personalities that are present within your class – which then gives you a clearer idea of what you need to do to engage each and every pupil.Read More