5 Top tips to tackle maths anxiety in the classroom

  Maths anxiety affects adults and children across the UK. It can be particularly problematic in primary learning where attitudes to maths are just being formed. Recent research has found that ten percent of children suffer from “overwhelming negative emotions” towards maths which impacts their confidence in class and at home. Oxford University Press is committed to finding ways to make everyone […]

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How to cope with starting secondary school

Cerys Griffiths, Creative Director of BBC Education talks about why BBC Bitesize is supporting secondary transition and the new resources for teachers In September around 752,500 children will move up to secondary school across the UK. The transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time for many young people, but it can also be a daunting prospect. Research […]

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A view from the other side

This guest post from Sue Winson is for our ‘Governors Corner’ series:   Having retired in Sept 2017 after over 40 yrs in education and the last 21 as Headteacher in a variety of schools- I felt that I couldn’t just leave education but I wanted to still be informed and to support a school in some small way – hence the […]

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31 Days of Kindness

Now that the festivities are over, why not continue to spread the season of happiness & helping others? Lyra & Ellie are two Year 4 girls, daughters of Pooky & Tom Hesmondhalgh who have decided helping others is a key to happiness. They have a daily 2-minute clip over on Twitter, YouTube & Instagram setting a prompt for you. Here’s a […]

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Supporting your work with good mental health & well-being

More resources for your work on mental health & well-being from Dr Pooky Knightsmith. New Videos: Promoting wellbeing in the workplace – a range of practical strategies for senior and middle leaders.  Especially helpful for mental health leads. How and Why to Care Out Loud – a simple strategy that can be easily tried by teachers and parents supporting children with low self-esteem. […]

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Great mental health resources to support & inspire you

Our friend Dr Pooky Knightsmith has sent over another batch of great mental health resources to support & inspire you! ************************************** Hi Everyone, I hope you are doing well and have enjoyed some rest and relaxation or fun over the summer. It’s been a while since I was last in touch, so lots to share today. Videos My tedX talk […]

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