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Six steps to successfully implementing the Early Career Framework reforms

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Belinda Goodship in class

Belinda Goodship is Subject Lead at Bedford Free School, which was part of an early roll-out of the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms. In this blog, she shares her school’s experience of being part of that early roll-out, and her advice for how other schools can successfully implement an ECF-based induction this September.

“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.

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

Academic mentor working with a young boy on phonics

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.

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.

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

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A young woman wearing glasses smiles at the camera

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.

The Early Career Framework reforms – something to get excited about.

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Jon Hutchinson gesturing while speaking in front of a whiteboard

We all remember our first year in teaching. For any new teacher it’s a steep learning curve, and this year’s trainees have also had to face the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon Hutchinson writes about the Early Career Framework and how changes to statutory induction will help new teachers starting this September.

Leading through a pandemic: International Women’s Day

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Kate Jefferson

This year’s International Women’s Day is an opportunity to empower the future generation of young women and girls, despite the challenges faced in this year’s pandemic. Headteacher, Kate Jefferson, shares her experience of leading her school through the pandemic so that no child is left behind.