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Taking a longer term look at Covid recovery

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Fiona Aubrey-Smith looks at how we can take advantage of the disruption of Covid-19 to build back better with children’s learning and parental engagement

Ideas for teacher CPD during lockdown

One consequence of the Covid-19 closures for many teachers has been a reduction or at least a side-lining of their CPD. Fiona Aubrey-Smith urges schools and teachers not to neglect their CPD and ...

How well do you know your cognitive bias?

Cognitive bias can present itself in many forms and can hamper your school’s work to raise attainment and close the gaps. Fiona Aubrey-Smith asks whether cognitive bias is holding you, your ...

Is your uniform policy fair on your families?

Does your school’s required uniform put your families under financial pressure and give mixed messages about the spirit of equality? Fiona Aubrey-Smith and Emma Goto investigate

Parent-child learning conversations in action

Some schools are reducing teacher workload and boosting parental engagement by scrapping homework and moving to a system of ‘Learning Conversations’. Fiona Aubrey-Smith explains

Computing: Resources, ideas, advice

The move from ICT to computing continues to challenge schools, especially those relying on non-specialist teachers. Fiona Aubrey-Smith looks at some useful resources and offers three steps to help ...

New year, new roles, new networks

As the new year begins, the importance of having supportive professional networks around you is clear. Fiona Aubrey-Smith gives us some suggestions

Learning environments: Finding the Catch Zone...

How effective is your school’s learning environment? How do you organise your classroom and school displays for maximum impact on learning? Fiona Aubrey-Smith discusses the secrets to success and ...

Classroom practice: Your teaching ecosystem...

When dealing with teachers’ practice, do you know what you are looking at? The Ecosystem approach has been created as part of an on-going research project. Fiona Aubrey-Smith explains

Every teacher a researcher

Research in education is becoming ever more vital to raising outcomes. Fiona Aubrey-Smith argues why every teacher should be a researcher and advises on how this can be achieved

Mid-year transitions: Supporting new arrivals

How do you welcome children who join your school mid-way through the school year or mid-way through their primary education? Fiona Aubrey-Smith looks at some of the simple strategies that schools use ...

Case study: A values-led philosophy

At the heart of the schools within the Inspire Learning Federation is a values-led philosophy for lifelong learning. Fiona Aubrey-Smith visited to find out more about their approaches to learning

Ideas for the summer...

As the end of the year approaches, Fiona Aubrey-Smith speaks to headteachers from across the country who share a range of practical ideas to support pupil (and teacher) learning this summer term and ...

Innovations in AfL

The outstanding St John Baptist Primary School in Lewisham has some innovative approaches to Assessment for Learning. Fiona Aubrey-Smith met headteacher John Goodey to find out more

A smooth transition into the early years

Pupils’ transition into the early years of primary school can be daunting. Drawing on practice she has seen across the country, Fiona Aubrey-Smith offers some practical advice and ideas to help ...

Some practical ideas for the year ahead

September is a great time to go back to basics and re-energise your school development work. Using a range of practical examples, Fiona Aubrey-Smith challenges you to revisit and reflect upon some ...

Executive headship: A changing landscape

A new national network has been set up for executive headteachers. As more and more are appointed, Fiona Aubrey-Smith looks at the challenges of this emerging role in education

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