Schools across the country have developed a range of approaches to support regular attendance amongst their pupils and drive down rates of persistent absence. In this blog post, schools who have had success in increasing attendance rates share what works for them.
Keeping students engaged in regular COVID-19 testing can be challenging. We invited schools and colleges with high numbers of students testing and reporting results to share their ideas on how to keep students testing.
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.
Principal David Benson shares how his school has encouraged participation in the NTP and how the programme will benefit more pupils this year.
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.
Emma Booth reflects on the teacher assessed grades process and how teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcomes for their students this summer.
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.
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.
"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.
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!