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Embracing the ABCs of our behaviour policy

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Tim Sullivan - headteacher of Ashmole Academy

“It will be interesting to find ways in which the schools can take a reciprocal approach to sharing good practice.”
Ashmole Academy headteacher, Tim Sullivan, writes about his school’s involvement in the DfE behaviour hub programme and the six values that underpin their behaviour policy.

Helping primary pupils with their maths skills in a post-pandemic world

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A young woman wearing glasses smiles at the camera

Michelle Cobb, Year 6 teacher and maths lead at Underwood West Academy in Crewe describes how using the DfE’s guidance on teaching maths in primary schools has both helped her school get through the pandemic and plan for the post-pandemic future.

The Early Career Framework reforms – something to get excited about.

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Jon Hutchinson gesturing while speaking in front of a whiteboard

We all remember our first year in teaching. For any new teacher it’s a steep learning curve, and this year’s trainees have also had to face the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon Hutchinson writes about the Early Career Framework and how changes to statutory induction will help new teachers starting this September.

Leading through a pandemic: International Women’s Day

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Kate Jefferson

This year’s International Women’s Day is an opportunity to empower the future generation of young women and girls, despite the challenges faced in this year’s pandemic. Headteacher, Kate Jefferson, shares her experience of leading her school through the pandemic so that no child is left behind.

‘Maximum benefit in a straightforward way’: an Early Career Framework induction

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Female Student Raising Hand To Ask Question In Classroom

From September 2021 all early career teachers will be entitled to two years of high-quality professional development, including the support of a mentor, as part of the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms. Anna MacLeod, a teacher at Dyke House Academy part of the Northern Education Trust, shares her experience of this new programme of early career training and support.

Keeping staff and students safe with rapid testing

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Adults wearing gloves, plastic visors and aprons sit in a sports hall, one handing a syringe to the other

Shoreham Academy in West Sussex and Bay Leadership Academy in Lancashire share their experiences of leading the setup of rapid COVID-19 testing, which aims to reduce transmission by helping to find cases from those not displaying symptoms, and how it has benefitted their staff and students.

Thinking beyond the pandemic in a Special Educational Needs school

A blonde woman, Terri Wyse, with new laptop box

Andy Chase and Terri Wyse from Woodfield School in Surrey give us a five-minute guide on what they have learnt from adopting an online digital platform and why its use will outlive the pandemic for Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision