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COVID-19 support

Managing attendance in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

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3 Year 9 pupils conduct an experiment in the science lab at Rivers Academy

"We take pride in building strong relationships with our students and our families. The concerted effort by all our staff to ensure that these relationships are maintained is the heart of our approach to attendance."

In this blog, principal Andria Singlehurst shares how her school has supported pupils and their families to maintain good levels of attendance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting students with anxiety about transitioning from secondary school to college

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College leaders Rebecca and Kimberley talk us through the activities and support they put in place over summer to support students transitioning to further education, which resulted in strong attendance rates throughout the autumn term.

Rediscovering teaching: my experience of returning to the classroom

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Loic Menzies is the former Chief Executive of the Centre for Education and Youth, who has answered the call for teachers to return to the classroom to support schools with staffing pressures. We’re inviting qualified ex-teachers to step in and …

Embracing technology in school has changed how we teach

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It's easy to say that the effective use of technology in schools should be a priority, but there is no "one size fits all" solution. Hear from an Ed Tech Demonstrator school about how they have embedded technology and developed a digital strategy.