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    Primary school teacher and Primary Science Teaching Trust Regional Mentor Kulvinder Kaur Johal shares inspiration for teaching and learning science through cross curricular themes and being outside. 
    Kirstie Page, founder of Launchpad for Literacy, explains how understanding more about the speech, language and communication skills children still need to develop between the ages of 5 and 7 can inform us as we think about the opportunities we cre…
    Primary school teacher and SENCO Emmanuel Awoyelu reflects on his journey as a SENCO and what the role means to him. 
    Rhia Gibbs, teacher, and founder and CEO of Black Teachers Connect, asks us to reflect on why representation matters.
    Sensory engagement and inclusion specialist Joanna Grace, explains how with the right knowledge and a little creativity inexpensive items can become effective sensory tools for inclusion. 
    Emily Mason, from Maslaha, explains the need for sustainable anti-racist practice in schools, the different ways schools can engage with their families and communities and the benefits of that engagement for families, staff, and children.
    Joanna Grace explains why the autistic community prefer identity first language. 
    Primary school Teacher Francesca Timms shares her experience of inspiring children, especially boys, to become enthusiastic readers by taking a creative whole school approach. 
    Ben reflects on how to begin developing a sequenced curriculum. 
    Jack explores why parental engagement may lesson the further up the school we go, and why we need to work hard to keep connected with parents of Key Stage children. 
    Aimee Durning, a teaching assistant at a school in Cambridge with research informed practice at it's heart, shares her own and her colleagues' story of establishing a Teaching Assistant Twilight Network of professional development, and the impact t…
    Helen explores the way journaling can enhance feelings of gratitude and wellbeing in children, as well as develop their language and creative writing skills. 
    Caroline Vollans reflects with Senior Leaders on the highs and lows of the first half term of this historic academic year.                           
    The Secret SENCo shares the joys and challenges of supporting children with special educational needs, their families, and the whole school community during the initial lockdown, and how she prepared for the return of children for the Autumn term. …
    The Secret Teacher shares his experiences of using technology to support remote learning, including his reflections on what went well and how it will enhance his teaching (both virtual and in real time) in the future. 
    Jack Dabell explores the pros and cons of setting homework. 
    Secondary school English teacher and KS3 English Department Lead Alice Hagger writes about how her school is preparing for a very special Year 7 cohort to arrive in September 2020. What will the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 look like for them? …
    As thoughts turn to a new school year, KS1 teachers stand at a crossroads. With the world still in unprecedented turmoil, teachers are faced with decisions about whether to travel in the direction of education policy, or to follow their own princip…
    Jack reflects on how schools are celebrating their Year 6 children and marking the transition to secondary school at the end of an extraordinary final year at primary school. 
    The MOVE Programme (MOVE) is an activity-based framework that that uses the collaborative approach of education, therapy and family knowledge to teach disabled children the skills of sitting, standing and walking. Read on to find out more about wha…
    Primary school teacher Clare Hancock reflects on the resilience and kindness of her class, staying connected, and what she hopes for as we move forward towards a new way of teaching and learning. 
    Primary School teacher and Music lead, Georgina Walker, writes about how she encouraged staff and children to feel confident about their musical ability and to find their love of teaching and learning Music. 
    You've made your application, written your cover letter, and been asked to attend an interview. Now it's time to sell yourself so that no one else stands a chance! 
    Ben has written a couple of articles to support NQTs (or an experienced teacher) when they are applying for a new job. The first one takes a closer look at the 'covering letter'. 
    Jack takes a closer look at why we should celebrate and fall in love with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).