I am the head of MFL and a member of the research team in a large semi-rural comprehensive on the south coast. We have a very inclusive and affirming city environment, and a diverse and colourful student and staff population. Since 2018 we have run a weekly LGBTQ+ club (even somehow maintaining a presence during the periods […]Read more
Martin Saunders, Head of KS3 Science, Chichester High School I work at Chichester High school which is a school of approximately 1500 students in West Sussex. Rated “Good” in our most recent Ofsted inspection, the journey continues on towards “Outstanding”. In light of this, we approached OUP to push forward our teaching and learning, along […]Read more
Boy, Everywhere is a story of survival, of family, of bravery. It looks at the refugee crisis from a new perspective, and through Sami’s eyes shows that we are all one cruel twist of fate away from becoming refugees ourselves: it can happen to anyone. Historical context By 2015, the war in Syria had been […]Read more
Metacognition is commonly thought of as ‘learning about learning’. Whilst this is an oversimplification of what metacognition truly is, it is a helpful point to start from when looking at building a curriculum which enhances students’ metacognitive skills. There are two main parts to metacognition, metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive regulation. The metacognition strand of the […]Read more
By Stacey Wheeler, Senior Science Technician When students come to us from year 6 they are amazed to be in a real lab; the benches, the high stools, sinks, gas taps, and all the sockets around! For some the novelty wears off quicker than others. Perhaps they realise that the stools aren’t actually that comfortable. […]Read more
Oxford have been supporting teaching of the Historic Environment element of AQA GCSE History for many years now. This has ranged from classroom posters and worksheets to free webinars and animated Kerboodle content. We are acutely aware that this is an area where teachers often ask for our help. For several years, we have supported […]Read more
More than 400 teachers, leaders and support staff joined inspirational speakers at our first ever two-day interactive Oxford International Curriculum Schools Conference this term. The exclusive online event on the topic of ‘Making learning meaningful: empowering future leaders and changemakers’ included sessions from Alex Beard, Karem Roitman, Jo Cogan, Adrian Bethune and Louise Aukland, on trending topics in education. […]Read more
Fresh Start is a catch-up and intervention programme for 9- to 13-year-olds who are struggling to learn how to read.
Here are four reasons to try Fresh Start in your primary or secondary school.
Anita Kerwin-Nye shares her five top tips for widening access to school trips and closing the experience gap.Read more
I don’t know about you, but I look forward to introducing a new class reader with the various classes I teach. There’s something about the opportunity to share great literature with young people and also have the chance to share my own passion as a reader. It’s always enjoyable to challenge myself with a new […]Read more