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Becoming an Academic Mentor: making a difference to pupils’ education most impacted by the pandemic

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Suzanne Jones is currently an Academic Mentor at Thorpedene Primary School in Essex as part of the National Tutoring Programme. She discusses what motivated her to become an Academic Mentor and what the role entails. When I found out about …

How can schools get involved with COP26 and climate change lessons?

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At COP26 the DfE will be hosting a number of events to discuss climate change and sustainability in education. If you aren’t attending the conference, make sure you subscribe to: The DfE YouTube Channel and The official COP26 YouTube Channel to livestream events or watch on demand.

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 the reception baseline assessment will be a fairer progress measure and give teachers more recognition

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Claire Harnden, Deputy CEO at South Farnham Educational Trust, shares her experiences of introducing the reception baseline assessment in her schools.