Working together to help assessment work for pupils and parents

Many of the Government’s statements about assessment under the National Curriculum 2014 have stressed that, with the exception of the national, statutory arrangements (e.g. tests and teacher assessment at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2 and the Phonics Screening Check) each school should determine its own assessment policy and practice. Here’s a typical […]

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End of summer prep….

Currently, many early years settings will be helping their oldest children prepare for their upcoming transition to school.  While focussed on those all-important preparation activities – such as visits to the new setting, reading books about starting school and playing making friends games – it’s easy to forget about providing equally important opportunities for children […]

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Ideas for the European Day of Languages to inspire lifelong language learning

There have been a lot of interesting articles about the teaching of languages in the news recently. If you are looking for something new to use on the  European Day of Languages  (26th September), then you might consider  this article  from the Guardian. I’m sure you’ll agree that inspiring lifelong learning is really important. Extracts from this article could be used to […]

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