5 Ways to Use Outdoor School Playground Equipment

Outdoor school playground equipement

  Finding time for outdoor play at school can be tricky, especially in an already over-saturated curriculum. However, studies show that the time children spend outdoors is currently well below recommended levels. For the most part, this is to due to an overabundance of technology at home, but the onus is also on schools to provide opportunities for quality outdoor […]

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Do you need FREE help with your mental health teaching?

Mental health teaching resources

Once again, Dr Pooky Knightsmith has sent over some great resources for your mental health teaching and they are FREE! Here is her email with all the details!                                                                  […]

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How will governors approach the new school year?

How will governors approach the new school year

Social media has been full of new starts by teachers but I was interested in another key group in education and have asked ‘ how will governors approach the new school year?’   Getting the right skills in the right places Nowadays, the role of the board of governors is a world away from the kindly group of individuals who […]

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Why August Bank Holiday should be banned!

Why August Bank Holiday should be banned

  August Bank Holiday – for many, the last holiday before the autumn and winter set in. The last break before Christmas. The time to get down to the beach put a knotted hanky on your head and be British! What’s not to like? For those folks who are not in education, that long week-end at the end of August […]

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How to improve writing by extending the audience

How to improve writing by extending the audience

  Giving students a purpose for writing will always help motivate them, not only have a go but also improve their efforts. The 100 Word Challenge shows you how to improve writing by extending the audience – the real purpose for writing.   The prompt 100 Word Challenge (100wc) is a weekly writing project. A prompt of a few words, […]

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Did you know that British qualifications are still revered?

Did you know that British qualifications are still revered?

  On GCSE results day, it is good to know that in many parts of the world British qualifications are still revered.   Conversation over curry We treated ourselves to a midweek curry as it is still the holidays. Yes, I know I’m retired but doing the governance work I do as well as visiting schools with 100 Word Challenge, […]

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What was on your holiday to do list?

what was on your holiday to do list?

  As a teacher, then headteacher, holidays were always a time for me to catch up but what was on your holiday list this summer? I asked a group of senior leaders what was on theirs and was surprised at what the list contained.   The  SENCo (Inco) Award If you are not familiar with Inco it stands for inclusion co-ordinator […]

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