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Primary schools invited to create an extraordinary school play with National Theatre’s Let’s Play programme

The National Theatre is inviting primary schools looking for inspiration for their end of term play to take part in its Let’s Play programme. Let’s Play provides everything that teachers need to create an outstanding piece of theatre and inspire creative learning across the curriculum. Schools signed up to the …

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British Dyslexia Association introduces training course for educational professionals supporting people with dyscalculia

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has announced the introduction of the BDA Level 5 Certificate in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties; Support and Intervention. The training is designed for individuals who have a professional interest in dyscalculia in order for them to become informed practitioners and teachers. It can be …

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University of Hertfordshire announces collaboration to boost the quality of science in primary schools

The University of Hertfordshire has announced the launch of a pioneering collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) to support the delivery and development of the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). Professor Ian Campbell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University and Professor Dudley Shallcross, CEO of PSTT, formally confirmed the …

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Active IQ launches Level 4 Diploma in Primary Physical Education Practice

Active IQ – the UK’s leading Ofqual-recognised Awarding Organisation for the Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Sector – is launching a Level 4 Diploma in Primary Physical Education Practice. Developed in partnership with Sporting Futures Training, the diploma is aimed at teaching assistants, learners who have completed a physical education …

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There But Not There and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission launch new First World War education resources

There But Not There, the First World War centenary campaign led by former Chief of the General Staff, General The Lord Dannatt, has launched a new series of educational resources to assist teaching today’s generation about one of the defining periods of the UK’s history. Developed in partnership with the …

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NAHT responds to Public Accounts Committee report on Ofsted

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee’s report on Ofsted, Nick Brook, deputy general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, and chair of the commission on school accountability, said: “With around £44m spent annually on school inspection, it is right that the Public Accounts Committee should continue to focus on value …

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Primary schools urged to sign up for NSPCC ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ visit to keep children safe from harm

The adult pictured is a volunteer.

Primary schools across the country yet to receive an NSPCC ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ assembly are being urged to sign-up for a visit. Delivered at no cost to schools, the programme could prevent pupils suffering from abuse or neglect. Since 2011 the children’s charity has been to almost 80% of …

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