Teaching and Learning


Supporting EAL pupils

Two resources are published aimed at supporting pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). The first aimed at helping deaf pupils, the second aimed at the EYFS.


Online safety film competition

The 10th Childnet Film Competition has been launched, encouraging young people aged seven to 18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.


Building blocks National Schools Programme

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched its free National Schools Programme, a nationwide architectural learning initiative that partners schools with expert architects.


Healthy: Inside and Out

A range of resources has been made available to help schools mark Children’s Mental Health Week, which takes place from February 4 to 10, 2019.


Wildflower offer from Kew Gardens

Grow Wild, an outreach initiative of Kew Gardens, is asking schools to get involved in a campaign encouraging us all to grow wildflowers.


Government guidance: School trips & security

The Department for Education has published guidance for schools focused on organising school trips and has also published draft guidance for consultation focused on dealing with security and emergency situations.


Into Film Festival 2018

This year’s Into Film Festival takes place from November 7 to 23 and schools can already book their free places. Sam Wilson introduces this year’s programme


RSE: Getting parents on board

Statutory relationships education is approaching and schools will want to have their parents’ support for the new-look curriculum. Lucy Emmerson advises



Arts and Minds 2018

?UK schools are being invited to join the fight against racism, prejudice and hate by taking part in the annual Arts and Minds competition.


Online safety film competition

Online safety charity Childnet International is challenging young people aged seven to 18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.


Air pollution

More than four in 10 children living in urban areas (43 per cent) are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school, a survey has shown.


Heritage Schools

Around 120,000 school children are to benefit from a £1.6 million investment to continue the Heritage Schools programme.


MFL Schemes of Work – Free trial

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The ROGO index

A new measure of children’s reading at age 11 has been launched alongside resources and research-based advice for schools and parents.


Primary school resources: January 2018

January's round-up of primary news and resources includes the relaunch of the Leadership Equality & Diversity Fund, a literacy challenge, writing competition and new BBC esafety resource


World’s largest chess competition

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The Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge has run every year for the last 22 years and has grown into the world’s largest chess competition



Premier League Writing Stars

The Premier League Writing Stars competition offers schools the chance to harness the power of football to transform your pupils’ poetry writing. Jonathan Douglas explains more

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