The latest news, views and opinions from our expert consultants at TT Education.
We are more aware after recent events of the impact that anxiety can have. You might expect things to be easier over the summer, with the hot weather and chance to get outside, but the summer can actually be a source of anxiety for many children, young people and adults. Find out the things you need to be aware of that will help to manage summer anxiety.
Teachers always feel tired at the end of the year, but with the additional challenges of 2021-22 you may be experiencing a deeper sense of exhaustion than normal, and be struggling to keep going until the last day of term. This blog will offer some ideas and suggestions on how to help support teachers and staff this summer, to enable recovery and prevent burnout.
Unvalidated results are out for the 2022 SATs at KS2, and they pose some interesting questions for both primary and secondary schools. This blog will offer some ideas to reflect on, to think about what you have done or are doing that's successful, and to explore some potential areas for development.
We are delighted that the Department for Education has announced a further £7m in funding for senior mental health lead training for the remainder of the 2022-23 financial year. This means that settings now have the opportunity to benefit from the training until March 2023.
When we experience stress it causes our bodies to be flooded with stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, having a physiological effect on our bodies as well as mental health impact. So what can you do to support students in the coming weeks, whether they have SATs, GCSEs and A-levels?
Kerry Hill, our Mental Health and Wellbeing expert consultant, gives a summary of the findings released in the State of the Nation Report. Read the key findings to understand the areas that are affecting the mental health of the pupils in your school.
We are incredibly proud of our team to have been recognised as School Improvement Provider of the year, by EducationInvestor Global, for an unparalleled fourth year!
In partnership with Enfield Professional Learning, we are delighted to announce an exciting Teaching, Learning and Innovation CPD opportunity for primary teachers and leaders.
And the award goes to… TT Education!
This month, we have been presented with the ‘Best School Improvement Company – UK’ award at the Education and Training Awards. We are incredibly proud of this fantastic recognition for our hard work and dedication to improving the quality of children’s education in the UK and beyond.
The 18th of June will soon be upon us. Hopefully, it is starting to become a little clearer as to how we are going to moderate GCSE grades and what kind of evidence we will need to produce. Read more to find out some of the ways in which teachers have adapted this year?
A new Ofsted blog is out, explaining their findings from three months of history subject inspections at outstanding primary schools. The blog affirms the curriculum approach that TT Education has been supporting schools to implement - you can find out more in our Raising Attainment in Primary History course - but I’m excited to explore how we can apply the ideas into other subjects, and to curriculum design more widely.
TT Education has been awarded School Improvement Provider of the Year for the third consecutive year, and here's why...
We recognise that this return to school in the 'new normal' brings many new challenges for pupils and teachers, and so here at TT Education we want to do all we can to support schools during this new transition.
Director of School Improvement, Adam Reed, considers how best to use performance management reviews. What do we really want to get out of performance management and how do we ensure that we definitely get it?
It’s important, in these strange days, to try to find a bit of normality to ground us, so here is a free CPD webinar from us for teachers to continue to improve their practice in anticipation of the return to reality we are all hoping for.
TT Education have been awarded Schools Improvement Provider of the Year for the second consecutive year, and here's why ...
Addressing the hike in 'expected' scores for KS1 SATs, Betsy Maytham's blog seeks to find a way forward in the wake of the results.
A response to yesterday's Key Stage Two Reading SATs by one of TT Education's literacy experts. What lessons can we learn from the paper and how do we help next year's Year 6 to prepare for SATs, without making SATs preparation the be all and end all of their school lives?
Betsy Maytham explains the concept of dual exceptionalities and provides an insight into the challenges they present.
TT Education is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalists for two more upcoming awards.
James Lewis considers Ofsted’s proposals for “broad and balanced” curriculum provision. Out with the three 'Rs" and in with the three "Is" - Intent, Implementation and Impact.
We’ve been fortunate enough to gain insight into what the new Ofsted framework could mean for your school. In readiness for this new innovation in inspection, here are some things you should know...
Cross-curricular learning has become something of an orthodoxy in the primary sector, but James Lewis wonders if it might limit our children’s life-chances when we don’t do it well.
Have you ever worked with a leader who truly serves those with whom you work? Adam Reed explores the notion of "service leadership" in schools.
Wellbeing is an issue for children, staff and for leaders across the country, and in every kind of school. We need to take control of the situation if we are going to improve wellbeing, says James Lewis, because nothing will happen without brave leadership and proactive teachers.
We're thrilled to have been recognised for our outstanding work in school improvement ... TT Education have won the coveted ‘School Improvement Provider of the Year’ trophy. Find out why the judges chose us as their winner.
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Wellbeing is so important - for pupils AND teachers - and yet can be misunderstood. In this blog David Maytham, Managing Director of TT Education, explores how we can 'be well' as well as 'do well'.
How to get the most out of the performance management cycle, with the minimum of effort and the maximum of outcome! Betsy Maytham considers the impact of a change of mindset on teachers' professional development processes.
Performance management can often turn into a paper-pushing exercise, rather than the robust, strategic, developmental activity it should be. Betsy Maytham asks why this is and how we can avoid it...
Tracey Moyes gives some fantastic ideas for helping primary school children to love science. From 'magic tricks' to asking them to consider the 'big' questions of the universe, these inspirational ideas will excite, inspire and challenge you and your children!
Director of School Improvement, Adam Reed, gives us some words of wisdom on useful marking and feedback, based on his years of experience of supporting schools. Some great ideas for you to implement in your schools.
School Improvement Partner Christina Hughes considers the delicate balance involved in planning for group differentiation while individualising children's learning experiences - and keeping it positive!
Our former Lead Consultant, Tracey Moyes gives us her take on the TT experience and explains why she enjoyed working for us.
We talk to Sue Cave, an experienced specialist Primary MFL teacher, consultant and trainer, about the importance of Foreign Language Teaching in Primary Schools and our more recent training courses: Teaching a Foreign Language in Primary School and French for Primary Teachers.
The key purpose behind the Maths SATs test is to allow pupils to demonstrate what they have learnt, retained and can apply during their primary education. Melody reflects on why ascertaining if we have raised standards is difficult at the moment, and explains why teaching children to investigate, test, apply, justify and evaluate concepts will lead to a greater proportion will being successful.
Having worked in special schools for several years, Adam has spent a long time thinking about, discussing and seeing the results of different ways to approach the measurement of progress in special schools. Here, he shares with us his considered view.
Marketing Assistant, Vicki Grattan, describes and reviews some of the top apps for use in the classroom
Our newest member of staff, Vicki Grattan, coming from a background as a TA, gives us her initial thoughts on her first attendance at our outstanding Raising Attainment in Writing course
Marketing Assistant, Vicki Grattan, provides you with five of the most important questions to ask yourself when planning your INSET days. The answers may surprise you!