MTC Guide

MTC Guide Overview With the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) coming in next June, we’ve put together a little MTC guide due to the complexity in setting the check up and some of the issues schools have encountered. Schools will administer an on-screen check to assess whether pupils are able to fluently recall their multiplication tables […]

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

What is the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium? The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard (a scaled score of 100) in reading and/or maths at the end of primary school. What does a School Need to […]

SEN Funding by Abigail Hawkins from SENDCo Solutions

SEN Funding We all know schools are short of money in general, but there is particular confusion around SEN funding. I read many times (from parents): “If your child is on the SEN register the school gets £6000 they have to spend on them, demand it!” And equally as many times from SENCOS: “The LA […]

An Intro to Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Funding.

Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) refers to students with learning disabilities or difficulties. It means that it is more challenging for them to learn than their peers. The disability or difficulty may be associated with with schoolwork, communication or behaviour. They might also have additional sensory or physical needs, that affect their performances in […]

Maths Mastery in China by Someone from China

As a result of the PISA tables, China & Singapore are regarded as leading countries for teaching mathematics. The “Maths Mastery” approach introduced to UK schools over the last decade is the UK’s attempt to mimic the Far Eastern approach to teaching mathematics. However, what makes the Maths Mastery approach work in China?   A short […]

BETT 2019 – Review & Tips

BETT is one of the two largest ICT education shows in the world (along with ISTE). It is held in London every year in January and is preceded by the World Education Forum where over a hundred Ministers of Education from countries across the world get together.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Getting there… BETT is held at the Excel […]

Competitive Learning – Is it good for all?

Competition may be one of the most contentious and misunderstood topics in education. Should our students compete? What about collaboration? Doesn’t competition create winners and losers?. Collaboration or Competition One of the most common misconception regarding educational competitions is the “Competition vs. Collaboration” paradigm. Competition is NOT the antonym to collaboration. In fact, some of […]

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