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Reducing Workload in Your School: 10 Strategies for Leaders

By now, it’s common knowledge that many teachers struggle with their workload. The UK government’s teacher workload survey found that teachers and middle leaders work 4.9 hours less in 2019 than they did in 2016. However, 21% reported that workload is still a ‘very serious problem.’  A high workload can have a big impact on

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Tips on Engaging Hard-to-Reach Parents to Get Them More Involved

Tips on Engaging Hard-to-Reach Parents to Get Them More Involved It’s been well established that engaging parents or guardians more in their child’s education and school life can help every child achieve greater academic success. However, you might find that it’s difficult to engage some parents with your school’s events and day-to-day activities.  Focussing on

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Engaging with Non-English-Speaking Parents

Engaging with Non-English Speaking Parents Reaching out and engaging with non-English speaking parents can be really difficult for teachers. If you have pupils who have English as an additional language (EAL), their parents may have a limited understanding of English. If you have an interpreter, it can be much easier to communicate efficiently, but if

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Using Process Data in Schools to Improve Outcomes

How Do You Use Data in Schools? Data skills don’t come naturally to everyone. Knowing how to use data effectively can be difficult to master, and on top of that, turning raw figures into concise, readable reports is a skill in itself. In the education system, working with data can be unavoidable, as it often

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What is summative and formative assessment?: Explained

Can’t tell your summative assessment from your formative assessment? Never fear, our answers about summative and formative assessments are here! What is summative assessment? Summative assessment is an assessment done at the end of a specified period of time. It is to assess a learner’s understanding or attainment. Summative assessment may take the form of

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EYFS 2020 On Entry Assessment Module by Melanie Evans

As the newest member of the Learning Ladders team (with a teaching background), I have jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the team working on the new EYFS On Entry Assessment- even more so after learning of Jan Dubiel’s involvement.   During my time in Early Years I’ve seen the reincarnation of Learning

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Effective Communication with Parents in School – The Dos and Don’ts

Effective communication with parents can be a challenge in schools. Not least because everyone is very time poor in schools. The parents are often time poor too. They may have other distractions with their own work or other children or caring roles. How teachers communicate with parents has a lot of impact on how well

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What is a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)? – 2021 Guide

What is a VLE? A VLE (virtual learning environment) is a platform used in education to give access to educational content online. This can be via computers or mobile devices (tablets or phones or even games consoles). Most VLEs are set up by a specific educational institution. For example, a school, college, or university. The

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Improving Pupil Progress: 5 Ways Leaders Can Boost Outcomes

It would be hard to find a school leader who does not value the importance of improving pupil progress. The same goes for every teacher, teaching assistant, parent or any other stakeholder around each child. Sometimes we see a divided debate about what the best way is to do this. For some the focus is

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Parental Engagement in Schools – Strategies for Involving Parents and Improving Pupil Outcomes

“Parental involvement in the form of ‘at-home good parenting’ has a significant positive effect on children’s achievement and adjustment even after all other factors shaping attainment have been taken out of the equation. In the primary age range the impact caused by different levels of parental involvement is much bigger than differences associated with variations

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