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Primary school saving: The 10 best ways to save money in your school

Save your school money with 10 ways to make your budget stretch further, from primary school procurement regulations and per-pupil funding, to basic school supplies.

By John Dabell

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Confessions of a primary headteacher: We carry our "experience scars" with us

@OldPrimaryHead1 on primary school leadership; taking risks, learning from your mistakes and how experience alone isn't enough.

By Brian Walton

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Primary school budget buster: 25 genius ideas to raise money

Bolster your primary school budget with 25 fun budget-busting ways to raise money for your KS1 and KS2 pupils. Includes free guide to "do more with less" with your budget.

By John Dabell

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Primary school budgets: What the general election results mean for your school #GE2017

Analysis for primary school headteachers and school leaders of how a Conservative government will impact their KS1 and KS2 pupils.

By David Leighton

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Maths intervention myths

Does your primary school still believe these 5 myths about KS2 Maths interventions?

A breakdown of the 5 most common misconceptions around external primary school 1-to-1 Maths interventions for KS1 and KS2 pupils.

By David Leighton

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You do the Maths for Child Safety Week: Summer term topical Maths [6]

Try this Child Safety Week activity in your primary school: 6th in our series of blogs linking classroom KS2 Maths lessons & resources to topical events.

By David Leighton

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Confessions of a primary headteacher: Why my school ditched formal observations

Headteacher Clare Sealy explains why she ditched formal lesson observations in her primary school and the alternatives she replaced them with.

By Clare Sealy

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How to teach multiplication for KS2 interventions - Maths Bootcamp [6]

Step-by-step guidance for running KS2 interventions for Year 5/Year 6 to address common multiplication misconceptions.

By Pete Richardson

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Sats rundown

The bluffer's guide to the 2017 KS2 Maths SATs: 15 lessons learnt

Complete content analysis of the KS2 Maths SATs 2017, Arithmetic Paper 1, Reasoning Papers 2 & 3, to help you prepare for SATs 2018 by breaking down the questions & topics pupils were asked.

By Luke Hier

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Choosing your primary Maths Scheme of Work: Free Resource

Upgrade your Maths strategy in 2017 with our free SLT Guide to Maths Schemes of Work, includes a 10-point checklist so you can comprehensively evaluate any KS1 or KS2 Maths scheme.

By David Leighton

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