Best Apps for the Classroom

Best Apps for the Classroom

The use of iPads is becoming almost common place in classrooms across the country. Their intuitive interface and their presence in many of the households the children live in mean they can be easily used, even by children in nursery classes. One teaching assistant...
Best Apps for Teachers

Best Apps for Teachers

Back in November we posted about our favourite Apps for use in the classroom. Now we bring you the low down on the best apps specifically for teachers. Educreations (Free) – This is an interactive whiteboard app allowing teachers to annotate, animate and narrate...
Inclusion of the Visually Impaired

Inclusion of the Visually Impaired

The new SEND guidelines will have already changed many of the SEND issues that you face in your classroom on a day-to-day basis. One such change will be the more likely inclusion of those with physical disabilities in a mainstream classroom. Physical limitations are...

Updating your Anti-Bullying Policy

Schools have a huge amount of changes to deal with on a yearly, termly and even daily basis. The biggest change this year has been the introduction of the new SEND Code of Practice and the implications of that for the true inclusion into the mainstream classroom of...

Continuous Provision

While those working in the Early Years and Foundation Stage sectors will be sick to the back teeth of the phrase Continuous Provision, those working with older students will not be so familiar. Continuous provision is one of the staples of early years teaching and...

Citizenship in the New Curriculum

It was National Volunteer Day on Friday which not only presented an ideal opportunity to celebrate all the volunteers that help out at your school, but also a great chance to include some citizenship activities into your planning. If you missed this opportunity,...

No levels: what now?

With the DfE rolling out more changes as they love to do, this year we have seen the majority of schools move to the ‘no levelling’ system. This article takes a look at the reasons for this change, and outlines some of the best alternatives for schools and...

What do P-Levels mean in 2014

Created as a way to track the progress and learning for children with SEND, P-Scales are a preliminary guide of best-fit to help teachers plan more effectively. Rather than being as linear as National Curriculum Levels, P scales help to assess a child’s learning...

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