Category Archives - Support for School Leaders

The Role of Creativity and Innovation in Teaching

The Role of Creativity and Innovation in Teaching Innovative teacher Lucy Bate, of Delamere Academy in Tarporley, Cheshire, found a creative way of teaching her students their times tables. As a Key Stage 2 teacher she has been taking her classes outside and using a drone “to capture the imagination of her maths pupils.” The…

Teaching Twins and Multiples: A Teacher’s Guide

Teaching Twins and Multiples: A Teacher’s Guide (An Interview with Leonie Huie BEM) Schools are predominantly set up to teach children born in different years. With twins and multiples, it can become a challenge to ensure their needs are considered and that they are included. This extends to how teachers and schools communicate with them…

Managing Teacher Recruitment, Training and Retention

Managing Teacher Recruitment, Training and Retention With many schools, teaching unions and teachers expressing concerns about how safe the classroom is – despite reassurance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), an article by Yvonne Williams in the Times Educational Supplement (TES), asks how many teachers have decided to quit their profession. …

Promoting literacy in schools

Promoting literacy in schools School closures in the wake of Covid-19 restrictions have had a disproportionate effect on disadvantaged pupils, which could reverse any progress made over the last decade to narrow the attainment gap. These children were already twice as likely as their better off peers to leave primary school unable to read or…

Tackling food poverty during Covid-19

Tackling food poverty during Covid-19 Fourteen per cent of UK families with children have experienced food insecurity in the six months up to August/September 2020, up from 11.5% before the pandemic. That’s according to research conducted by the New Food Foundation. The figure accounts for four million people, including 2.3 million children. While footballer Marcus Rashford…