Why training teaching assistants is vital to improve standards in literacy and numeracy

08 Nov 2016

When it comes to driving up standards in basic subjects, teaching assistants have a key role to play in the classroom.

Studies by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) in 2014 found that when used in a focused way, teaching assistants helped to improve outcomes for pupils who had been struggling with reading, writing, and mathematics.

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Help! My child’s a bully – what do I do?

08 Nov 2016

It starts with a phone call from your child’s school.

You’re told they’re in trouble because they’ve been bullying another pupil.

It’s a shock and seems so out of character.

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How to avoid school attendance horrors this Halloween

30 Sep 2016

Heads and teachers know school attendance is hugely important.

It is a key performance measure for inspection bodies like Ofsted. A school which ranks poorly for attendance will rank poorly in league tables.

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Family engagement is the key to successful pupils

30 Sep 2016

Teachers know that when parents are engaged and supportive, pupil behaviour and school results are highly likely improve.

It’s a formula for success.

 

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