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Reading Together Day - making up for lost time

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English Hub leader, Carl, shares his favourite books and how important reading is not only to him, but also his pupils and his own children. This Reading Together Day, everyone is invited to share their favourite books, and what they'll be reading together during the summer...

Overcoming the nerves of returning to reception

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On 15th June, Reception teacher, Mel Mycroft, welcomed her pupils back into her classroom. Mel describes her first week in school – the similarities, the differences, the nerves on Monday morning and the children’s happy faces by Friday. It’s been a very different first week back at school…

How a tailored programme can help schools reopen

Child drawing

Embark Federation led a Reconnection to Recovery and Resilience programme which focused on the social, emotional and mental health needs of children and staff. Three members of staff reflect on the preparation taken to reopen using the programme which is expected to impact 4 million children.

"Say yes when help is offered and do not see this as a failure": returning from maternity leave as a headteacher

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Kate and her son

When headteacher, Kate Jefferson, returned to work after maternity leave she didn’t expect to be leading her school through a pandemic.