Teaching and Learning



Weekly puppet workshops until July 12

A series of puppetry workshops are being made available by the Beverley Puppet Festival, which is being held online this year amid the coronavirus lockdown.


Post-lockdown mental health resources

A free online toolkit has been launched to help primary schools support the mental health of their pupils as they adjust to a new school environment post-lockdown.


Therapeutic schools: How can we teach self-belief?

Many children in our schools are vulnerable and suffer from a lack of confidence. Continuing her therapeutic schools series for Headteacher Update, Shahana Knight offers two lesson ideas to boost self-belief


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









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




Maths CPD research trials launched

?Schools and nurseries are being sought to take part in three new Education Endowment Foundation trials to test different ways to improve outcomes for children in the early years by focusing on teacher development.

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