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Pupil wellbeing and behaviour

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.

Engaging local families with the Holiday Activities and Food Programme this summer

Children playing

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.

Getting the most out of summer schools

School children sitting on cushions and studying over books in a library

"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.

Connection, creativity and fun: let’s get ready for our summer school!

Group of children running outside

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!

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

Lee Raftery

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.

Embracing the ABCs of our behaviour policy

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Tim Sullivan - headteacher of Ashmole Academy

“It will be interesting to find ways in which the schools can take a reciprocal approach to sharing good practice.”
Ashmole Academy headteacher, Tim Sullivan, writes about his school’s involvement in the DfE behaviour hub programme and the six values that underpin their behaviour policy.