The latest news, views and opinion from our expert consultants at TT Education.
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!
As schools enter a new financial phase, with a 'revised funding formula' meaning, in real terms, budget cuts for many, Betsy Maytham asks how headteachers are to make the tough decisions about how to spend their money.
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.
TT Education's Director of Innovation asks: what makes a leader? What qualities make someone inspirational? How do we create/nurture these qualities? Some fantastic tips for primary middle, subject and senior leaders.
Our resident maths expert and Director of Innovation, Melody Lowe, expounds her creative and engaging ideas about how we can support children with SEN in the maths classroom.