Learning in nature

Introduction This themed collection is for teachers and school leaders on the theme of learning in nature. A themed collection brings together a range of useful resources on a specific topic to support practitioners deepen their knowledge in this area and shape their own professional learning. These collections can also be used to inform collegues’ […]

How to turn schools into hubs of social and emotional learning

This Q&A webinar will discuss how to help students develop skills such as curiosity, creativity and empathy to ensure they can succeed in school, work and life. The discussion follows new results from the international Survey on Social and Emotional Skills on important building blocks to establishing effective social and emotional education. Speakers include: • […]

Fostering positive behaviour, relationships and learning environments

Introduction This themed collection is designed for teaching assistants on the theme of fostering positive behaviour, relationships and learning environments. A themed collection brings together a range of useful resources on a specific topic to support practitioners deepen their knowledge in this area and shape their own professional learning. These collections can also be used […]

Behaviour: What are you permitting? with Sam Strickland

Chartered College of Teaching, Bristol Network event FREE online talk with Sam Strickland, author of ‘The Behaviour Manual: An Educator’s Guidebook’. Hosted by Dr Steve Murray, Lead Practitioner for Data and Research at Orchard School Bristol. Resources Webinar playback and resources: #ECSeries: Managing Behaviour in the Classroom with Amy Forrester Webinar playback: ‘Teach Like a […]

Supporting students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Introduction This themed collection is designed for teaching assistants on the theme of supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A themed collection brings together a range of useful resources on a specific topic to support practitioners deepen their knowledge in this area and shape their own professional learning. These collections can also […]

Developing learning through questioning and modelling in early childhood education

  This video shows a practitioner supporting young children’s learning at Essa Primary School in Bolton. As you watch the video, notice how the practitioner shapes the interaction to develop the pupils’ learning. Specifically: Focus on how the practitioner uses questioning and modelling to recall and embed the pupil’s understanding of the topic and key […]

Maximising engagement in the Early Years

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Sayeh Mariner and Matt Shurlock, Essa Primary Academy, Bolton, UK In this video, Sayeh Mariner and Matt Shurlock discuss maximising engagement in early childhood education at their setting in Bolton where 80 percent of learners have English as an additional language. They talk about: actions taken to maximise engagement and address barriers to learning building […]

Supporting parents to support children: Raising attainment and enhancing equity

Supporting parents to support children: raising attainment and enhancing equity This webinar provides an insight into a research project that was undertaken by the seventeen schools that make up the WOWS Consortium of schools in Wigan in response to concerns both nationally and internationally of engaging with parents/carers to promote their children’s learning. Each of […]

An ethical curriculum for tomorrow’s generation

An ethical curriculum for tomorrow’s generation In this webinar, Kerry Rochester and Emily Calvert (Rivers CofE Multi Academy Trust) discuss how the curriculum delivered in several schools across the MAT needed to be reviewed. As a result, a group of strategic leaders convened to form a curriculum working party. This began a journey that resulted […]

#ECSeries: Managing Behaviour in the Classroom with Amy Forrester

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In this webinar Amy Forrester shares her key takeaways on behaviour management.  This webinar will focus on practical, evidence informed strategies regarding managing behaviour in the classroom. Amy will cover a number of approaches, as well as exploring the ways in which we view behaviour, and how these are best deployed to help us all […]

Learner motivation and engagement in the post-14 sector during distance learning

Context Ways of Engaging is a blended learning project designed to support disaffected young people. The blended learning programme drew on my experience as a teacher and manager in FE and alternative provision in the last 10 years in a wide range of contexts as well as previous research and development of case studies around […]

What makes the biggest difference to a child’s success in early learning?

Chartered College of Teaching ¬∑ What makes the biggest difference to a child’s success in early learning?   What makes the biggest difference to a child’s success in early learning? This is a key question, especially now that we are in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis and children’s early education is being disrupted. It’s […]

Remote support for creative home learning in the Early Years

What’s the idea? With an extended national lockdown, many children in the Early Years have been out of their provision for months. Remote support for young children’s development and learning is difficult to organise. Play is central to young children’s learning. Different aspects of the child’s development link together through play and first-hand experiences like […]

Migrant Children with Special Educational Needs – emerging findings from a recent review and their implications for educational practice

Chartered College of Teaching ¬∑ Migrant children with special educational needs This article was first published as part of a global conversation about the future of teaching. Migrant children, defined as children born in another country than the one they live in, currently constitute around four percent of the under-15 population in Europe (Janta and […]

Connecting the curriculum to nature can deepen learning

In recent times, nature has become the focus of many people’s attention, not least of our young people. The climate crisis and destruction of the planet due to human activity is, regrettably, familiar headline news. At the same time, particularly because of the lockdowns, we have become increasingly appreciative of the solace, reassurance, beauty and […]

The role of the teacher as facilitator of out-of-school learning

In some international education systems, the role of teachers and school leaders is seen as largely concerned with what takes place during the hours of the school day and contained within the physical boundary of the school. Indeed, in most societies there are individuals who share this view. They tend to argue that teachers should […]

Effective approaches to online and digital learning, Dr Kristen Weatherby

Watch this 2 minute video about effective approaches to online and digital learning. Dr Kristen Weatherby is an Education researcher and consultant. In this video, Kristen talks about the benefits of education technology in today’s schools. Take some time to reflect on their perspective.   Share your experiences with educators globally by joining the discussion […]

The potential of digital technology in education

Chartered College of Teaching ¬∑ The potential of digital technology in education   School closures in Spring 2020 focused attention on the potential of digital technologies in education. Teachers, learners and schools have needed to develop new strategies for learning in their own unique context with the time, space, skills and resources available to them. […]