Teaching and Learning

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.


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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


Ideas and resources for Anti-Bullying Week 2017

How can we make the most of Anti-Bullying Week in schools, including this year’s primary-focused Odd Socks Day initiative? Martha Evans explains more and offers some ideas for primary schools



A perfect performance platform

Unistage is fun and easy-to-assemble, which allows you to create a perfect performance platform that is portable, modular, safe and quiet to use.


Road safety resources

A new THINK! road safety campaign has been launched following a recent survey finding that two-thirds of children receive fewer than two hours of road safety education in their whole time at school.


The Big Vote

Primary pupils are being invited to participate in The Big Vote to determine the issue of greatest concern to our nation’s children.


The Practical Pre-School Awards Guide 2017

The best primary school and early years resources have once again been recognised in the Practical Pre-School Awards 2017, run in conjunction with Primary Teacher Update.


Into Film Festival 2017

The annual Into Film Festival takes place in November with 3,000 free screenings and events. It is the world’s largest film education festival. Sam Wilson looks at what’s on this year


SEND, oracy & literacy resources

A new set of SEND resources is being published, while research into the effectiveness of oracy and literacy interventions has also been released


Tapestry extends to include key stages 1 and 2

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The Early Years Foundation Stage Forum (FSF) is proud to announce that Tapestry (conceived, delivered, refined and watched over by the FSF) now includes progress monitoring and tracking throughout key stages 1 and 2.


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