We're delighted to announce that there are now 100 Virtual Schools across the country whose children in care are using nimbl to access high-quality education resources! For dislocated children and young people, this suport is crucial.
'Invisible' pupils are pupils that are largely overlooked by teachers and by school data systems. They are often midle-ability pupils; they don’t have special educational needs but are not high achievers either. They are often quiet, well-behaved and have a high attendance rate. These pupils can easily slip under the radar.
With the recent release of Folk Tales, we take a look why reading for pleasure is crucial.
Studies show that children who read for pleasure and have a positive attitude towards reading have higher levels of attainment and personal development, according to the DfE's report on reading for pleasure. There is also research suggesting there is a positive correlation between reading for pleasure and social mobility.
Working with academy expert Geoffrey Davis, we have developed new training resources specifically designed for academy trusts. Here's why we think they're important in today's educational landscape.
It may seem far away, but soon pupils in Year 6 will be sitting their SATs in maths and English.
The Christmas break is of course an important time for relaxation – for pupils, teachers and parents alike – but it is also important not to let children forget what they’ve learned from the previous term. In fact, the holiday is an ideal time away from the classroom for children to focus on areas they’ve been struggling in or revise trickier topics.
With recent news highlighting the large number of children at risk from gangs, it is crucial that adults are able to offer support and protection for the children in their care.
Last month we launched two competitions for Virtual Schools and children in care! Read on to find out how to enter.
This October was National Bullying Prevention Month, where charities, schools and communities came together to raise awareness and help prevent bullying among children. We too have been busy this month producing resources for both children and adults that can help them understand and deal with bullying.
It’s National Care Leavers' Week, a week focusing on the needs of care leavers, seeking to raise public awareness about the lack of support for those leaving care.
Today is the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, when William, Duke of Normandy, won a historic victory against the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson. We take a look at what we're taught about this event, and what we not so familiar with...
This October, thousands of Year 13 students will be working on their applications to university. Many schools encourage students to submit their UCAS applications by early November (although Oxbridge, medical, veterinary and dentistry school applicants are required to do so by 15 October). This means the pressure is on for the teachers required to write references.
How were you taught about safety? From Debra the road-crossing Zebra to lectures on not taking sweets from strangers, we can all recall efforts to keep us out of harm’s way. It’s hard to forget this moment in the TV show Outnumbered when a child shows off his new-found knowledge of ‘Stranger Danger’. But what about the risks posed, not on the roads or at school, but in cyberspace? How can we keep children safe on the internet?
Summer has come to an end and term is upon us! For NQTs this will be a time of excitement and trepidation as they begin their journey as qualified teachers. Although the year ahead will pose many challenges, it will also be intensely rewarding.
The summer holidays give children the time to rest, recharge and spend time with their friends. But as September looms it's time for young people to start getting back into the learning mind-set once again.
In honour of our new history publications we’re celebrating all things historical in this blog post!
With the summer holidays upon us, parents/carers may find themselves at a loss as to how to keep children entertained but also learning. Getting into history could be the answer!