OCTOBER IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

International Teaching

24/7/17

October is National Poetry Month: this is our 17th year. How do you get the new school year off to an exciting start? Every year the Performance Poetry Society arranges a National Tour of Interactive Poetry and Song Shows to enrich and entertain children in Junior, Infant and Primary Schools. To find out how your school can take advantage of this and join in, please telephone Sandra Dennis our Tour Co-ordinator on 0208 688 6951 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

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Webinar reveals ELS expertise on change, risk and benefits

International Teaching

23/7/17

Effective change management was the subject of a recent webinar led by Cath Convery and Julie Dungate, of the learning and development consultancy, Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS), and organised by the global accreditation and examination institute, APMG International. Moderated by APMG International’s Mark Constable, the webinar – one of a series from APMG International in which ELS learning and development specialists provide thought-leading expertise - discussed ideas in the recently published ‘business parable’ book by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber, ‘That's Not How We Do It Here!: A

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30 hours free childcare launches

International Teaching

22/7/17

The government's 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents rolls out across the country on Friday (1 September 2017). New 30 hours childcare offer saves families around £5000 per year per child Around 390,000 families across the country are eligible Scheme backed by an extra £1 billion per year by 2020 The government’s landmark offer for working parents of 30 hours of free childcare per week rolls out across the country from tomorrow (Friday 1 September). Parents of three and four-year olds who have registered for a place will join the 15,000 families benefitting in the 12 areas of the country that introduced the offer early.

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THERE IS ONE SIMPLE WAY OF DELIVERING 2.5 HOURS OF ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY A WEEK TO ALL PUPILS…

International Teaching

23/7/17

According to the government’s new reports on children and obesity, increased activity not only reduces the chances of obesity but also increases intellectual attainment, while reducing disciplinary issues, improving sociability, and reducing mental health problems. In fact, increased activity appears to be a wonder cure for both the physical and mental ills that beset some young people. However, this demand for an extra 2.5 hours activity a week leaves two questions: First, what is the best way to ensure that children get the extra activity each week that the government now wants?

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HELPING THOSE WHO ARE SLIPPING BEHIND, IN THE MOST DRAMATIC OF WAYS.

International Teaching

22/7/17

There is one time of the year during which everyone expects something new: September.  Pupils have obviously advanced a year, there may perhaps be some new members of staff, there are new children in the school and this is the perfect moment to suggest a change. Especially if the change involves the introduction of a new process to aid those children whose literacy attainments were particularly below average during 2016/17. Indeed, if these pupils then make a great leap forwards in literacy, that change will have a dramatic impact on not just the children and their parents but also on the whole school. Word spreads that something new is happening in the classroom this term.

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Make PSHE lessons compulsory to reduce ‘worrying’ levels of self-harm among pupils, urge researchers

International Teaching

22/7/17

Children are being put at risk of self-harm due to a lack of personal, social and health education lessons (PSHE) within schools, new research has suggested. Experts said the number of young people affected by mental health problems, including self-harm, was “alarming”, and called on the government to address the issue with the introduction of compulsory PSHE in all schools. The new study, by the University of Hertfordshire, found young people who have a “low sense of belonging” in their school are nearly seven times more likely to self-harm than those who feel attached to it, for instance by feeling included within lessons.

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How to prepare your child for school in a few easy steps

International Teaching

21/7/17

Thursday marks a key date in the life of the third-in-line to the British throne: Prince George will start school. The Duke of and Duchess of Cambridge will no doubt feel the same way as hundreds of thousands of other parents across Britain: a sense of excitement coupled with a tinge of nerves and even sadness at the end of an era. An era when the parent was the absolute centre of their child’s world.  The first day of school is undoubtedly a key rite of passage. This is the start of a new adventure: playing and interacting with new friends, sharing, taking turns and settling into a new routine. 

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Watson Martin Partnership celebrates excellent CIPD exam results

International Teaching

20/7/17

First time pass rates up, more top marks, plus higher than national average results. Watson Martin Partnership again celebrates an excellent set of CIPD examination results with 83% of first time candidates achieving success and many more than the national average receiving distinctions and merits. Overall, out of the 60 Watson Martin Partnership candidates who sat the exams in Human Resource Management in Context (HRC) and Leading, Managing and Developing People (LMP) in May, 78% were awarded a pass or higher compared to 75% nationally. 

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A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate students congratulated by Kirsty Williams

International Teaching

19/7/17

Students receiving their A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate results have been congratulated by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Thurs 17th August). This year’s A-level results show:

  • 75.3% gained A* to C, the highest since 2009, with 25% achieving A*-A. 
  • In maths, Wales again outperformed England at A* and A* to C, with 19.4% gaining A*, and 80.4% gaining A* to C.
  • There have been increases at A* in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
  • At A* to C the results have gone up in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography.
  • For All Subjects the performance of both male and females learners has improved across all of the grades.
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How to use Padlet - A guide to Teachers

International Teachers

18/7/17

Padlet gives teachers a virtual cork board where anyone can post short text notes in the same way that you could put post-it notes onto a notice board in your classroom. Unlike a classroom board, the great thing about a Padlet board is that it can be shared between people all over the world! Or your class could use it to collaborate and share ideas outside of the classroom.

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What is the best way to support students on the autism spectrum with teen issues and relationships?

International Teaching

16/7/17

For many teenagers on the autism spectrum the world of feelings, emotions, relationships, and indeed the whole range of issues related to being a teenager, can be extremely difficult. While many young people develop their ability to handle these topics and cope with such issues as sexuality, personal hygiene, body image, social drinking, fashion, self-confidence, and so on, for the student on the autism spectrum this can be difficult. The same is true with everyday situations such as going to the pub, responding to suggestions that a friend is gay, speaking in public, having a tattoo, etc, etc.

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