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Levelling the playing field and promoting social mobility

We see those divisions taking many forms: family income, social class, race, gender and across…

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The benefits of being part of a Professional Learning Network

Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) represent any group engaging in collaborative learning with those outside their…

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Can you see me now? Reflections on effective seating plans

Having worked at the same school for almost two decades, I have witnessed many changes…

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Dandelion and orchid children – can you tell which is which?

I am a research scientist based at the University of East London, who receives funding…

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A digest of what recent commentators have said about assessment.

This digest takes teachers through a range of works from a new ‘generation’ of education…

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How has Lesson Study been translated outside Japan?

Translated from the Japanese words jugyou (instruction or lesson) and kenkyuu (research or study), Fernandez…

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The impact of TA support in mainstream schools

The number of teaching assistants (TAs) in schools has trebled since 2000, largely in response…

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Ideas on effective classroom practice: teachers versus students

A great deal of work is going into ensuring that teachers are not only aware…

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Our peer tutoring project had benefits beyond improved maths

Ravensthorpe Primary School is a diverse school and its pupils come from a wide range…

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Creating a classroom environment where pupils explore ideas

Feedback that opens up thinking and discussion involves engaging with responses to questions and offering…

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How early-career teachers can develop resilience

The abiding challenge of our times in schools is to recruit, train and retain our…

Criminal justice education children
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A model for supporting Looked After Children in education

This study examines trainee teachers’ and mentors’ perspectives and experiences to conclude how specific training…