Posts by Angie Mason

Pupil Premium Conference with Sir John Dunsford

This one day conference with the government’s National Pupil Premium Champion, Sir John Dunford, will inform school leaders and governors about the latest policy on Pupil Premium from the government and Ofsted. It will set out the evidence available on the effective use of Pupil Premium and look at examples of excellent practice in other schools. Book your place here.  If you have any queries, please contact Maxine Williams at maxine.williams@n-somerset.gov.uk  or 01934 427563.
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7 top tips on making the most of the summer holidays for teachers

Summer holidays are here again! So how do you use the summer to recover and rejuvenate so that when the new term approaches you are bursting with energy and enthusiasm? In the ‘7 habits of highly effective people’ Covey sets out how we can be more successful and effective, so let’s apply these principles to the Summer Holiday! Habit One – Be Proactive Think carefully about what you want to achieve this summer and then take the initiative and make these things happen! Want to catch up with old friends, thinking about a new adventure, need a spa day? Then
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National Curriculum Test Dates for 2015

2015 national curriculum test dates have been published.  Schools must keep these periods free to administer the tests and phonics screening check. Week commencing 11 May 2015  – Key Stage 2 tests week Week commencing 15 June 2015  – Phonics screening check week Tuesday 7 July 2015 – Return of Key Stage 2 test results   For more information or if you have any questions on this or any school improvement and professional development issues please contact the Learning Exchange advisers on 01934 427508 or send us a quick email using this form.
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How to develop a pupil premium policy – with three examples to consider

Whilst not statutory, it’s a really good idea for your school to develop a pupil premium policy that reflects its thinking on how the needs of these pupils are effectively met. There is no ‘one size fits all’ template that you should follow; your document should reflect your school.  Here are a variety of examples that might be useful starting points for your thinking: Anson Primary School Pakeman Primary School Barclay Secondary School In terms of what headings to work with on your document, again it has to be a school choice which reflects the style of your existing policies. Potential headings include Philosophy, Purpose,
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