Monthly Archives January 2015

Safer Internet Day 2015

  Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 10th February with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. Co-ordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and 31 national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published January 2015

This document published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: The Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (DfE: January 2015) End of Cycle Report (UCAS: December 2014) The annual report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Schools 2013-14 (Ofsted: December 2014) Enquiries about results for GCSE and A level: Summer 2014 series (Ofqual: December 2014) Earning by degrees: Differences in the career outcomes of UK graduates (The Sutton Trust: December 2014) The sexual exploitation of children: it couldn’t happen here, could it? (Ofsted: November 2014) Review of
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Year 2 – 6 Spelling Programme

The North Somerset Learning Exchange Year 2 – 6 Spelling Programme is now available for schools to purchase. It is a unique spelling programme for schools, fully aligned to the National Curriculum 2014. It does not do the teaching for the teacher but equips the teacher to teach well. The programme includes a booklet and CD-Rom and includes resources to support assessment, monitoring and evaluation. More information about the programme can be found here.
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Year 2 – 6 Spelling Programme

Pages: 40 pages Size: A4 glossy soft back cover Price: £120 (members), £150 (non-members) to include CD-rom with licence Author: Penny Boardman The North Somerset Learning Exchange Year 2 – 6 Spelling Programme is a unique spelling programme for schools, fully aligned to the National Curriculum 2014. It does not do the teaching for the teacher but equips the teacher to teach well. For each spelling objective, extensive word banks mean that the teacher does not have to worry about ‘exceptions’. Research into the reasoning/stories behind the eccentricities and oddities of the English language demystifies and brings the English spelling
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A world-class teaching profession – Government consultation

Plans to support the set-up of a new, independent, professional body to represent and champion high standards in the teaching profession were announced on 9 December 2014 by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws. This country already has world-class teachers, who are driving up standards in our schools and helping prepare every child – regardless of their background – for life in modern Britain. But the coalition government is committed to helping teachers improve even further. A strong teaching profession that takes increasing responsibility for its own development and improvement is at the heart of the government’s
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