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Creative curriculum to further develop children’s reading, writing and mathematical skills

Posted by Margaret Griffith on November 17, 2020

I feel quite sure the main issue at the forefront of the minds of all primary educators, after the difficult, enforced absence from the classroom for the majority of our pupils, is how we can now maximise and improve children’s performance across all aspects of English and mathematics.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years, Quality Mark, Blog

How Schools are continuing to improve quality in this academic year

Posted by Tribal Group on September 10, 2020

Times might be challenging for school leaders right now, but it seems many are forging ahead with their commitment to continuous quality improvement, and giving their schools reason to celebrate at the beginning of the academic year.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

How to deliver virtual lessons

Posted by Lauren Hancox on March 25, 2020

How to deliver virtual lessons

 

Over the years, staff at Tribal have delivered countless online training sessions, live broadcast webinars and virtual demos. So, we've pooled our advice together on how to make virtual lessons a little bit easier.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

GDPR best practice: how to reduce the risk of a data breach

Posted by Paul Duller on December 6, 2019

GDPR best practice: how to reduce the risk of a data breach

 

In recent months, it has become apparent that Universities and Colleges are ‘under attack’ or at risk of data breaches. Both the GDPR and the corresponding UK Data Protection Act (2018) are just two examples of international data breach notification laws that have come into play in recent years.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years, Blog

The Strategic SENCo at the Heart of School Improvement

Posted by Bonnie Maslin on April 25, 2019

Weedon (2018) describes the SENCo as ‘being at the confluence of an ever-increasing barrage of expectations and demands’. Shrinking SEN budgets, increasingly complex pupil needs, and a profession at near crisis point in terms of recruitment and retention, sets a bleak scene in which to support some of our most vulnerable learners. As a busy SENCo (often juggling other roles in school too) it can feel impossible to be ‘something to everyone’. So what is it that makes highly effective leadership of provision for pupils with SEN? 

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Topics: Schools & Early Years, Blog

Using Maslow to support a calmer classroom

Posted by Janev Mehmet on April 15, 2019

There is often the notion that challenging behaviour in class interferes with teaching and therefore it is the child or young person at fault. However in reality, the misbehaviour of some pupils is often a camouflage to hide a whole host of other challenges that the child or young person may be experiencing in class, like, for example speech and language difficulties that prevent communication or writing.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years, Blog

10 ways to improve literacy and numeracy skills in Primary Schools

Posted by Lauren Hancox on December 20, 2018

10 ways to improve literacy and numeracy skills in Primary Schools

 

Primary Schools, or more specifically the people working in Primary Schools, make such a difference to young people’s lives. Fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development skills along with social and emotional learning competencies, are the foundations to adult life

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Stemming the STEM teaching crisis – what can the technology sector do to help?

Posted by Tribal Group on November 23, 2018

The past two decades have seen growing awareness of the role STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) play in preparing young Australians for the jobs of today – and tomorrow.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Equity for English Learners - supporting our ELs in the classroom

Posted by Amy Proulx & Elizabeth Wall-Macht on November 19, 2018

Equity for English Learners - supporting our ELs in the classroom

 

On January 21, 1974, in the case of Lau v. Nichols, the United States Supreme Court unanimously decided that the lack of supplemental language instruction in public schools for students with limited English proficiency violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Today, English learners (ELs) represent 10 percent of the total K-12 population in the United States, a 4.8 million number that continues to increase in both size and diversity. To meet the growing demographics of ELs, many of the challenges confronting school districts today aim at ensuring equity and excellence for this special population.  

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Our day at Westoe Primary School

Posted by Lauren Hancox on October 22, 2018

Let me paint a picture for you. You walk into the playground at Westoe Crown Primary School in South Tyneside and you're greeted with a wash of smiles from pupils and teachers alike. The head teacher, Mr Steve Price, knows the name of every single pupil (all 700 of them), and the love the children have for him is abundantly clear. Everyone was so happy and it was only 08:00 am. 

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Topics: Schools & Early Years