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The science of memory and forgetting: how to...

Summer brain drain is every primary teacher's too real back to school nightmare. Here's why it happens, how memory and forgetting works for KS1 and KS2 children, the problems, and practical solutions to help your...

By Clare Sealy

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Confessions of a primary headteacher: Keeping...

School leadership is about keeping it simple: confessions of a primary headteacher. Primary school leader and blogger @OldPrimaryHead1 on why keeping it simple is the greatest asset to any head and the perils of...

By Brian Walton

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Confessions of a primary headteacher: The new...

After banning marking in her primary school the next challenge was what to replace it with - a new no marking system for Maths and English. This is the minimal marking policy Clare Sealy put in place in her school and what...

By Clare Sealy

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Confessions of a primary headteacher: Why my...

Heavy duty marking for primary school textbooks can leave teachers overwhelmed and pupils underworked. Headteacher Clare Sealy explains why she banned marking in her primary school for an entire term, and the strategies...

By Clare Sealy

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Confessions of a primary headteacher: We carry...

The art of school leadership: confessions of a primary school headteacher and blogger Brian Walton (a.k.a @OldPrimaryHead1). Why you shouldn't lead a school on experience alone, learning from your mistakes,...

By Brian Walton

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Confessions of a primary headteacher: Why my...

Formal lesson observations in primary school aren't always the best observations. Headteacher Clare Sealy explains why she ditched them in her primary school, what the alternatives to formal lesson observations...

By Clare Sealy

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School leadership styles: How to lead a school...

An analysis of which school leadership styles are most effective at primary level for headteachers, deputy heads, and SLT, including how transactional, transformative, and trust-central methods of leadership can help you...

By Luke Hier

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Practical Pancake Problems for Shrove Tuesday:...

Use Shrove Tuesday and Pancake Day Maths activities this February to bring purpose and context to Maths in your primary school; second in a series of blogs linking classroom KS2 Maths activities and resources to...

By Sophie Bessemer

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5 ways to use topical and contextual problem...

Try these topical problem solving and reasoning activities to bring context to your Maths lessons at Key Stage 2 and increase engagement for Year 5 and Year 6 in Maths. Includes a free topical problem solving resource...

By Sophie Bessemer

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How to spend your 2017 pupil premium funding:...

35 tested strategies for how to spend your 2017 pupil premium funding effectively at primary school; includes advice from pupil premium award-winner Pakeman Primary School and other successful schools and...

By Sam Southwell

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3 KS2 SATs Practice Papers

Get ready for 2017 Maths SATs: 1 Arithmetic & 2 Reasoning tests & mark schemes in the set