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Wellbeing during Exam Time

At this time of year, I often find myself reflecting on how we can better support our young people during their exams, remembering what a stressful ti…

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*NEW SCHOOL PACKAGE* — The SCIENCE OF LEARNING

From on our most recent paper ‘How to Use the Six Learning Hormones to Switch Students On’ by David Hodgson, we have developed a new ‘School Package’ …

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Christmas Stocking CPD Checklist

As this year draws to a close and you busily tick off your Christmas checklist, take a moment to reflect on your professional development so far and what you aspire to going forward. Below is a CPD checklist that will help you along the way.

All CPD should…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

DfE Changes from 3rd September 2018

Statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ comes into force on 3 rd September. This means staff should be trained, and safeguarding and child protection policies updated, specifically in the following areas:

The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) is now expected to have ‘a complete safeguarding picture’, with their deputies trained to the same standard. Staff need to be aware of the re…

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12 morale boosters to help build a high-performance nurturing culture in your school

Boost staff performance by adopting these simple morale boosters, helping create even better opportunities and providing a platform that nurtures skills and talents every…

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20 top revision and exam tips for your students

Effective revision:

Divide study time into timetabled chunks, so your revision has structure.

Make notes in a way that fosters self-testing.

Allow extra time for more difficult s…

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The Cornell Note-Taking System

Before easter, it's always a difficult period for students. This is why we have put together a free teaching resource entitled 'The Cornell Note-Taking System' — a useful revision tool for students to use when preparing for exams…

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84% of students say re-reading notes and textbooks is their primary study technique

When revising, do your students:…

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Free Practical Teaching Strategies and Resources to Add to your Festive eStocking Filler

It’s about that time of year when many of us will be thinking of gifts for our loved ones. Why not a…

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Tips to Make Exam Study Stick!

As a former school leader I know only to well how important the next few months are for your students as well as yourselves. This is why before the Easter break I sent you a free teaching resource entitled 'The Cornell Note Taking System', which is a useful revision tool for students to use when note-taking and preparing for exams (click on the button on the right to get it).

We have put together a…

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Rev Up Your Revision! Motivational Study Skills Assembly!

Mr Beezy of TMI Seminars and Mr Costa Constantinou of Veema Education have joined forces to launch an exciting new motivational and effective study habits student assembly for the build-up to exams.

Rev Up Your Revision is a one hour, non-stop, high impact assembly that’ll leave your students inspired, motivated and tooled-up with effective learning techniques based on research from The Science of …

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Make Learning Stick!

84% of university students surveyed report re-reading notes and text books as their most popular study habit.

When revising, do your students:

Re-read pages and pages of notes and tell you they don’t know how to revise?

‘Cram’ before exams?

Feel anxious about not retaining enough information?

If you answered YES to any of the above, then our study programmes will support your students to become better …

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Teaching Sensitive Topics

We have created a list of links to resources and possible themes to introduce the topic or important…

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Make mock exam prep a little different this year...

To really boost the rate of student information retention and retrieval at this critical time why not consider offering them one of the following options:

Student Assembly: Revision Techniques All studentsA 40-minute assembly exploring the science behind how we learn and sharing proven learning techniques that enable students to squeeze the most out of the time and resources available to them. We t…

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Half price offer on select in-house Teacher CPD

You will be interested to know about our current half price special offer for teacher CPD training programmes. Each programme can run over one or two days in your school for a duration of up to six hours a day to as many members of staff as needed.

Price: £800 per day(normally £1,600)

Excludes travel and accommodation. Terms and conditions apply. The offer applies for any bookings made before Friday…

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Student assemblies to fire up the brain!

Do you remember the most impactful school assemblies that stimulated your mind?

They captured your attention and led you on a journey. But creating these special moments takes time and effort. That’s why more and more schools are using our 40-minute Student Assemblies to ignite their students’ interest. Fun and interactive, we can target them at specific pupils or whole year groups.

We can do the sa…

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Free National Careers Week Tutor Resource

We are proud to be #NCW2017 ambassadors!

To celebrate next week’s National Careers Week, we have put together a free tutor resource for you and your students to enjoy.

Do share with colleagues in your school and on social media and let us know how you get on!

Have a great week!

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Playing to your strengths — the art of effective revision

No two learners are the same. We all approach the learning process from a unique perspective but it can be difficult to pinpoint why we find it easy to recall some facts while others seem to slip through our minds like water through a sieve. So when exams are looming, what can we do to maximise our chances of remembering the dates, names and formulae we need to get the best marks we can?

How do you…

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10 Simple Steps to Managing a Cohesive Classroom

Based on the work of Dr. Bill Rodgers, behaviour management guru, we have put together a quick list of ‘10 simple steps to managing a cohesive classroom’ that you can use and share with colleagues to share best practice:

Take pupils back to the original behaviour before dealing with, or getting distracted by, secondary behaviours.

Be consistent. Display rules clearly on classrooms walls …

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UK A-level and GCSE results in 2017

The 17th–24th August was a momentous week in the lives of many 16–18 year olds, educators and politicians, all waiting nervously for exam results.

Always a newsworthy event, this year it was made more so by huge changes to grading systems and syllabus over the previous twelve months. Not only was there a new ‘linear’ A-level with students taking exams at the end of a two-year programme, but also re…

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How to measure CPD (infographic)

We know that the most effective CPD transforms teaching practice and improves student outcomes — but how do you measure this? The following handy infographic framework will help you go about evaluating CPD in your school.

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Reflection Point Questions

Nine important questions to ask yourself this year…

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Growth Mindset Language

Why not use these growth-minded phrases in the classroom to support your students with their learnin…

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Assessment In Practice

An offer for COBIS schools

Following on from our recent highly subscribed webinar ‘The Perfect Assessment for Learning: Practic…

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Supercharging AS- and A-Level Selection — Masterclass

As Year 11 decisions can affect university or career choices further down the line, students must be able to make the best-informed decisions about which subjects and courses to choose at sixth form.

Through engaging interactive sessions, our Step It Up Masterclass enables them to do that. This information-rich masterclass can be tailored to any group’s needs to provide students with all the import…

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