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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF): How the successful programme improved the mental health of vulnerable children

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Teacher and HAF coordinator Nick, talks us through how the summer camps they ran were able to build on the mental health and wellbeing of attendees just as much as their physical fitness.  

How we’re keeping our students engaged with testing as they return to school or college

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Girls at school writing on whiteboard

Karen shares how her school has encouraged participation in COVID-19 testing amongst students and staff over the past year and why it’s important for students to continue to test as they return to school and college.

Engaging local families with the Holiday Activities and Food Programme this summer

Children playing

Jan Lefley and Susan Parish are Holiday Activities and Food Programme coordinators who talk us through how and why it’s so important to reach out to local families.

Unlocking learning recovery through professional development

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Matt Hood

There are no shortcuts to accelerate learning recovery for eight million young people. Having an expert teacher in every classroom, well trained and continually improving, led effectively from the top is the best way to make sure that every pupil gets a great education. Which is why the National Professional Qualifications represent an exciting opportunity for teachers and leaders.

Getting the most out of summer schools

School children sitting on cushions and studying over books in a library

"This is a great opportunity for our new year 7 students to make friends, meet staff and find their way around the building."

Associate Principal Vicky Pinkney shares how her school will make the most of their exciting summer school plans to support pupils’ transition into secondary school.

Connection, creativity and fun: let’s get ready for our summer school!

Group of children running outside

I was really excited when I heard about the idea of summer schools, as I knew how much it would support pupils with the transition to secondary school. I hope this opportunity gives us a chance to give them a bit of optimism and excitement for the future!

Trainee teachers have really gone above and beyond this year

A group of ITT trainees outside a school

From supporting the teaching of classes or bubbles to delivering remote education - this year’s trainee teachers have shown creativity, versatility and resilience. We asked trainees from Teach North/Outwood Institute of Education to tell us about some of their standout moments from the last year.

“I now enjoy school more because of this” – how catch-up programmes are making an impact

Lee Raftery

Lee Raftery and Craig Evason are leading on their school’s education recovery plans. They share how the interventions they’ve introduced have supported the pupils who need it most.