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Tes - 21 December 2018

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Don’t just sit on your assets

Many school leaders will balk at the suggestion of commercialising their estate to make up for funding shortfalls, but Zofia Niemtus finds that renting out buildings and grounds, or even providing on...

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Elf and safety advice for late Christmas shopping

It’s not that you forgot to do your Christmas shopping, it’s just that there was the nativity to organise, and then carols at the nursing home. And then there was the call from Ofsted just before the...

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How prior knowledge can inject understanding

Andy Tharby has overhauled his approach to English lessons by developing students cultural literacy, and exploring relevant facts and vocabulary before introducing a text. He explains the research...

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Hullelujah!

The city of Hull includes some of the most deprived wards in the country and sits towards the bottom of the table for school results. But it is one of the top two areas nationally for careers advice....

Is the academies system a failure?

“The foundational myth of the academies programme – that it would boost educational attainment among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds – must now be laid to rest as just that: a myth.” There...

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Poetry in primary? Don’t be averse to it

There was silence in the classroom, save the odd snort of laughter as they changed for PE. Harrison had decided we needed a poem instead of the countdown timer and it had become a fixed routine. We...

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Prove it or remove it

How do we make evidence-based practice truly effective? A punchy new report puts teachers front and centre of a proposed system-wide overhaul of educational research that aims to sort the fundamentals...

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Tes focus on…Mindful parenting

With studies suggesting that seeing the world from a baby’s perspective can have a huge impact on helping learning to stick once they reach school, Chris Parr speaks to psychologist Elizabeth Meins...

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Tes people of the year 2018

This year threw up some rare sights in the world of education, from an army of mild-mannered school leaders marching on Downing Street to a robot battling MPs in Parliament. It’s fair to say some key...

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