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Did you know that membership includes full technical support and free CPD for every member of school staff with a Learning Ladders account? We have hundreds of support articles, videos and general CPD webinars (both live and on-demand), so why not explore? And if you can’t find what you need, or you have an issue

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Best Books for Teachers and School Leaders – Updated for Summer 2022

Education books are a valuable resource that help teachers and leaders improve their knowledge and skills. Not only that, they’re often funny, inspiring and packed full of actionable advice. Educators pour so much time into creating these CPD books for teachers that provide value to so many – but they rarely get the attention they

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Effective Change Management in Schools

In our latest free CPD session we explored ‘Effective Change Management in Schools’ with Kat Howard. Kat is an author, speaker, advisor to the Teacher Development Trust, and Director for a large Multi-Academy Trust Teaching School Hub. How to best manage the move from a legacy assessment tracking system to Learning Ladders’ suite of curriculum

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Positive effects of parental involvement in education

Why should schools promote or encourage parent involvement in their children’s education? Shouldn’t teaching be left to the teachers? Well, yes, and no. As we’ll explore in this blog, parents have a significant role in pupils’ academic success, and there are many benefits to parents having an active role in their child’s education.  Children spend

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Learning Ladders wins 2022 Bett Award

We are delighted to share with you that Learning Ladders has been awarded a 2022 Bett Award, being named the best “Assessment, Planning & Progress Monitoring” tool for schools. The prestigious Bett Awards, in partnership with BESA, are often described as “the Oscars of the education world”. The awards aim to recognise incredible contributions from

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A science special with Learning Ladders’ partner Developing Experts

As part of our ongoing Fireside Chat series we shine a light on the fantastic work happening in Education and who better to lead the way than our innovative curriculum partner, Developing Experts. It was a pleasure to catch up with Developing Experts founder, Sarah Mintey, to hear how Developing Experts are breaking new ground

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Best Educational Apps for Children, Teachers and Parents – 2022

When it comes to screen time, there’s a minefield of advice out there – from parents, teachers, and other experts. For years, we were told that TVs, phones, and tablets were a harmful distraction to kids and something to be avoided. But now, a blanket ban on these devices in the home feels increasingly unrealistic

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How to support bilingual and multilingual learners

A huge thank you to Eowyn Crisfield for joining me for today’s ‘fireside chat’, all about improving the learning experiences of bilingual and multilingual learners. We invited Eowyn to join us as a number of schools have recently approached us, drawn by Learning Ladders software enabling schools to very easily create their own bespoke curriculum

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Leadership approaches to linguistic diversity in schools

Eowyn Crisfield, specialist in languages across the curriculum, including EAL, home languages, bilingual and immersion education, takes a look at how school leaders can address the linguistic diversity in their school. One of the most challenging areas in international education is languages. While we can find and use curricula for any other area of learning

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5 tips to promote and enhance wellbeing in schools

Dr Sadie Hollins, Editor of  the new Wellbeing in International Schools Magazine takes a look at how schools can enhance wellbeing in schools. Wellbeing is undoubtedly more important than it has ever been. During the ongoing pandemic, schools have had to resort to creative ways to ensure that the education of students can continue. Masks

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Wellbeing in International Schools

We were delighted to host Dr Sadie Hollins, co-founder of Wellbeing in International Schools Magazine, for our latest ‘fireside chat’ webinar. Wellbeing is something we’re aiming to make part of every school’s thinking by including PASS Diagnostic Assessment data within our Data Dashboard to give a whole picture of the child (for more on using

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Bett Awards 2022: Assessment, Planning & Progress Monitoring

The Bett Awards 2022 have been announced, and we are delighted to share that Learning Ladders has once again been shortlisted as the ‘Best System for Assessment, Planning & Progress Monitoring’.   The Bett Show – held in London every January (postponed to March in 2022) – is the world’s leading EdTech showcase, and the

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It’s time to dump the data dump

Our high-stakes accountability system has weaponised school data to such an extent that its core purpose – to improve children’s learning opportunities – is often suffocated by league tables, inspection, competition, comparisons, judgements, labels, blame, workload, stress, burnout. None of these are reasons I, nor I suspect anyone else, became a teacher.  None are why

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