School Improvements

How shade sails and access to the great outdoors can help children achieve at school

The speed at which technology is developing is having a profound impact on our children and it is interesting to compare their childhood experiences with those of the previous generation. “10% of children play in the natural environment compared to 40% of adults when they were young” England Marketing (2009) …

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Prospect seeks talks with DfE on school improvement

The Prospect union has written to education secretary Justine Greening requesting a meeting with Department for Education officials to discuss the government’s funding plans and strategy for school improvement. In the letter, national secretary Philippa Childs welcomes the government’s announcement of £50m a year for local authorities to continue to …

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Parents call for teachers to rethink the traditional primary school report

Research from Capita SIMS has revealed that over half of parents (57%) feel primary school reports are either too generic or do not contain enough information about how their child is doing. More than a third of primary school teachers (35%) agree. This is despite the fact that schools are …

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Revolutionary school improvement programmes hit secondary schools

Thanks to a £1m grant from The JJ Charitable Trust, The National Literacy Trust has today announced the launch of brand new school improvement programmes which take a revolutionary whole-school approach, aiming to improve secondary school attainment by changing school culture and embedding literacy throughout the curriculum. The National Literacy …

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