Five tips to help your students to become better learners

The importance of developing children's skills of self-regulation, and shares her strategies for how to do this

The middle child: Analysing data in an EAL context

The importance of maintaining a focus on literacy within the curriculum has never been far away from the government’s agenda and anyone working within education would agree that developing strong literacy skills are key to a student’s success, particularly as external examinations consist of written papers.

Achieving continuity of learning by Suzanne O’Farrell

What approach should schools and teachers take to ensure continuity of learning for the maximum benefit of their pupils?

This Week: All’s well that ends well? A year in review - 2016/17

One thing can be said with some degree of certainty, there’s never a dull moment in education

Changing behaviour: A big ask? Dr Glen Williams

With over 20% of teachers considering leaving the profession with worsening student behaviour as a main reason, Dr Glen Williams examines how surveying pupils' attitudes can help improve behaviour in schools

Preparing for assessment in the new Ofsted framework: three big questions by Greg Watson

Greg Watson discusses three important questions teachers should be able to answer before the inspectors call.

GL Assessment launches the UK’s first digital, adaptive spelling test

GL Assessment has today published a termly, standardised spelling test which is designed to help teachers measure their pupils’ spelling skills against a national benchmark. The first digital, adaptive spelling test of its kind, the New Group Spelling Test is designed for pupils aged 6 – 14 years and is suitable for use on a PC or tablet.

This Week: Pupil progression, Stretch and Challenge – new school accountability measures in Wales by Robin Hughes

A comprehensive education reform programme is underway in Wales. It will introduce change to curriculum, assessment and teacher training

Measuring progress in a middle school

Using Year 6 exams as a vital part of ongoing pupil assessment in middle school

Access Arrangements for General Qualifications: Key Actions for the Autumn Term by Caroline Read

SENCos are advised to have a robust system in place for the screening and assessment of students who may need access arrangements


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