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Pupil Premium Strategy: We prioritise understanding our pupils’ key barriers to learning

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In this blog, staff from NEAT Academy Trust explain how they have mastered identifying complex needs of disadvantaged pupils and the resources needed to support the development of their strategy. This blog has been written by 3 authors who all …

Thank you, teachers, for all of your hard work and determination!

Seana Henry, headteacher at Belleville Wix Academy talks about how she grew up admiring teachers, and then became one herself.  Generations of amazing teachers   My mum was a teacher at the primary school I went to as a child, I remember going …

Optimise the benefits of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

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  Jody Clarke is the deputy headteacher of Wood Green Academy, a secondary school in Wednesbury in the West Midlands. He shares advice for schools on optimising the benefits of tutoring by using a combination of school-led tutoring and academic …

Be brave, be you: how I learned to set boundaries as a school leader

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Andrea William-Jones is an assistant headteacher at Winterbourne Academy, South Gloucestershire, part of the Olympus Trust. She tells us how coaching and setting positive boundaries for herself has improved her wellbeing. Wellbeing is about having the courage to do what …

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 …