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In this blog post, we look at the issue of pupils having to be coached to achieve well in SAT examinations and explore whether the focus should be on teaching and learning across the whole school.
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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...
TT Education's local School Improvement Partner, Conor Heaven, gives us the benefit of his insights into the power of model lessons in the training and consultancy process and ruminates on the value of peer observation in everyday teaching practice
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.
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!