Resources

Support for outdoor lessons post-June 1

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is bringing together a consortium of outdoor learning organisations to help support schools if and when they re-open from June 1.







Short, structured language skill sessions prove effective

Undertaking short sessions to discuss everyday topics with young children has been found to boost their language skills and is being recommended as “a promising way” to help children catch-up when they come back to school after lockdown.


Home education: Resources for schools, teachers and parents: Part 3

This is the third edition of the SecEd compendium of home schooling and remote education resources for schools, teachers and parents. We cover a range of subjects, as well as exercise and keeping fit, mental health and wellbeing, cultural and arts activities, and whole-school support









13th National Pupil Premium Conference

After almost nine years of the Pupil Premium, this Headteacher Update event – taking place in September – will be looking back at the wealth of evidence that has now been published about how schools can best support their most disadvantaged pupils.



Wellbeing Award for Schools

Schools are taking the initiative in nurturing wellbeing and supporting better mental health via the Wellbeing Award for Schools. Philippa Stobbs explains


Professionals needed for attachment research

A team of researchers at UCL and the University of York and are conducting a survey of current practice in the UK for 0 to 13-year-old children with or at risk of attachment problems.


The Big Pedal 2020

Schools are being invited to take up the Big Pedal 2020 – the UK’s largest cycling, walking and scooting competition for schools.


Freerice

Freerice is an educational trivia game, supported by the United Nations World Food Programme, whereby every correct answer generates money that goes towards WFP’s operations and mission to end hunger worldwide.


NSPCC Number Day

Schools across the UK are being encouraged to take part in a maths-inspired fundraising day in aid of the NSPCC.



Assessing EAL proficiency

Schools must have a clear understanding of EAL pupils’ starting points and progress if they are to reach their full potential. The Bell Foundation offers a number of free tools to help. Katherine Solomon explains


Empowering pupils to campaign for change

Unicef is offering teachers and schools access to free resources to empower young people to learn about their rights and to develop the skills to be able to campaign for change. Jess Bool explains

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