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How pupils and schools are benefiting from Artsmark in Ellesmere Port

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For Artsmark Celebration Week we’re shining a light on the amazing work of schools who’ve received Artsmark accreditation for their commitment to arts and cultural education. Emily Reid, assistant headteacher at St. Bernard’s School in Cheshire, shares details on the Artsmark journeys of schools across Ellesmere Port.

Using literacy to teach children about sustainability and climate change

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Katherine Peck, primary school teacher at Little Sutton in West Midlands, shares how literacy helped pupils learn more about sustainability and climate change in school. Environmental issues There isn’t a day that goes by when environmental issues don’t appear in …

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

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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.

How our pupils are benefitting from online and face-to-face tutoring

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Deputy Head Elaine Williams explains how her school have made use of the government-funded National Tutoring Programme to target individual pupil needs, making sure that the children whose learning has been most disrupted by lockdown get the support they need.

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

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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.

After a full half-term of teaching remotely, here’s what’s working for us

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After nearly a year of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak and now coming to the end of a full half-term of remote education, we invited teachers to reflect on what works best for them when teaching remotely.