Tes issue 3 July 2020

Tes - 03 July 2020

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7 cowboys on horses in a western – research lessons for subject heads
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7 essential lessons from research for subject leaders

After the closure of schools, subject leaders are under pressure to deliver a department-wide strategy to allow students to catch up. Assistant head Jon Hutchinson shoots from the hip with seven...

6 min read 3 Jul 2020
A young girl and boy affix a rainbow painting to a window – catch up school emotional support

Covid catch-up lessons must have emotion at their heart

As children return to school, staff should view the emotional support of their students as a long-term intervention that runs alongside any attempt at academic catch-up, argues Margaret Mulholland

3 min read 3 Jul 2020
Bright wall graffitied with bold colourful typographic letters – FE literacy phonics
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How phonics can boost FE learners’ literacy

To help its FE students struggling with literacy, Redcar and Cleveland College tried an approach commonly used in primary schools. The results have been fantastic, says Catherine McPartland – not only...

6 min read 3 Jul 2020
Person with Great Expectations book open on their head – secondary literacy reading

How to get secondary students reading for pleasure

When children arrive at secondary without sufficient reading skills, what’s the best way to help them? And how can staff get these students reading for pleasure? Victoria Griffin explains why guided...

7 min read 3 Jul 2020
Woman wears headpiece adorned with many eyes – Visible Learning teaching strategies problems

Visible Learning’s problems are clear to see

John Hattie’s ranking of teaching strategies has influenced pedagogy across the world – but there are three important issues that teachers should bear in mind, says Jared Cooney Horvath

4 min read 3 Jul 2020
Bubble bath full of rubber ducks – group work student numbers
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What’s the best number of pupils for group work?

If you’re doing group work, what’s the best number of students to maximise learning? Four might be considered the norm, but research suggests that choosing the correct group size for the task is more...

7 min read 3 Jul 2020
7 cowboys on horses in a western – research lessons for subject heads
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7 essential lessons from research for subject leaders

After the closure of schools, subject leaders are under pressure to deliver a department-wide strategy to allow students to catch up. Assistant head Jon Hutchinson shoots from the hip with seven...

6 min read 3 Jul 2020
Bright wall graffitied with bold colourful typographic letters – FE literacy phonics
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How phonics can boost FE learners’ literacy

To help its FE students struggling with literacy, Redcar and Cleveland College tried an approach commonly used in primary schools. The results have been fantastic, says Catherine McPartland – not only...

6 min read 3 Jul 2020
Bubble bath full of rubber ducks – group work student numbers
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What’s the best number of pupils for group work?

If you’re doing group work, what’s the best number of students to maximise learning? Four might be considered the norm, but research suggests that choosing the correct group size for the task is more...

7 min read 3 Jul 2020