Beating the odds

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A primary school in a deprived part of Bradford has gone from failing school to success story. The transformation, it says, is down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music.
Adyan, who is nearly five, can barely stand still in the school..

What I learned about edtech in Finland at #SETTFIN

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I am very lucky to do what I do. People often say the loveliest things about the work that I do and it’s always very intrinsically rewarding to know that the work I’ve done has had an impact on a teacher, a school or an individual.
As I have shared before, I got into teaching to try and make a difference and it’s that mantra that stays with me today with what I do as I work freelance. As I leave Helsinki following the SETTFIN conference which had a particular focus upon pedagogically sound and research-informed ways in which edtech can support and enhance learning and teaching, I write this on my return flight looking out across the Baltic Sea and reflect upon my last two days at the event.

It is true to say that it isn’t very often that I leave an event feeling just as inspired as everyone else who has attended.
I shouldn’t be surprised though. As a country who is always near the top rankings in the PISA tables for having the best education system in the world, of course, I shou..

The 18-year-olds of today

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Dubbed Generation Sensible, the 18-year-olds of today are much more likely to be found in the university library than the local pub, research suggests.
The Office for National Statistics paper compares their habits with those of 18-year-olds around t..

Putting creativity at the heart of the curriculum

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Reading time: 2 minutes. Relevant event: SSAT National Conference 2018
Tom Middlehurst, SSAT’s head of policy and public affairs, highlights some of the constructive and challenging contributions to come in December’s National Conference
Last week..