At a glance: Latest primary resources

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Pupil Premium best practice, a toolkit to help migrant families understand UK education, film resources and asthma training are among the latest free primary school resources to be released

Pupil Premium ideas and advice

There is still time to book for the next in the series of Headteacher Update’s popular Pupil Premium best practice events. It takes place on October 7 at Birmingham’s NEC and will feature 15 school-led workshops, including a number of the winners and finalists from the Pupil Premium Awards 2016. The events, which are regularly sold out, focus entirely on best practice ideas and approaches that delegates can take away and use in their own schools. This includes whole-school as well as individual interventions. As well as the 15 workshops, the event will include a presentation from the Education Endowment Foundation, curators of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit. Visit www.pupilpremiumconference.com

Asthma help

A free web-based resource has been launched aimed at improving the response to asthma in children, reducing risks and improving the management of their medical needs. It has been created by charity Education for Health and it includes online training and resources to help schools ensure they meet their statutory responsibilities. The content has been developed by health professionals in consultation with teachers, sports coaches and children’s activity leaders. Visit www.supportingchildrenshealth.org

Migrant toolkit

A toolkit to help newly arrived migrant parents navigate the school system in the UK has been published by academics. It is aimed at schools and professionals working with families and covers primary through to secondary and further education. It has been created by Middlesex University because of the many differences that exist between the UK system of education and those in other countries. The toolkit focuses specifically on the situation in England with signposting for education systems in devolved nations. The toolkit was originally written for Polish parents in 2010 but has been updated and adapted in light of the current refugee crisis affecting Western Europe. To download the toolkit – entitled Schooling in England: A toolkit for migrant parents and practitioners – visit https://mdxmigration.wordpress.com/migrantschools/

Scotland on Film

The charity Into Film has launched a new resource entitled Scotland on Film. Suitable for use with seven to 18-year-olds, the teaching resource encourages students to explore Scotland’s culture and history through film. The two central themes are language and identity and it also uses film with accompanying Scots language texts. It has been created in partnership with Education Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust, LGBT Youth (Scotland) and Arpeggio Pictures. The resource will be launched at the Scottish Learning Festival on September 21-22. Visit www.intofilm.org

Outward Bound

To mark its 75th anniversary, the Outward Bound Trust has launched a competition for schools to win a five-day outdoor residential experience for 12 pupils and one member of staff – a prize worth £5,500. The winning school can choose one of the Trust’s centres in the Lake District, Aberdovey in Wales or the Scottish Highlands. The closing date for entry is October 7. Visit www.outwardbound.org.uk/competition2016


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