Department for Education warns of insufficient high-quality teachers

High-quality teachers are in short supply, according to the Department for Education’s annual report.

An “insufficient number of high-quality teachers” is likely to result “in poor educational outcomes for pupils”, it believes.

The report says that although action is being taken, this issue remains a “high risk” to the Government’s objective that all children and young people will have access to high-quality education.

Access to high-quality education has been worsened during the coronavirus pandemic due to issues such as digital poverty. This blog post explains the findings of the report.

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What is whole school provision mapping?

Whole school provision mapping is part of a graduated approach to meeting students’ additional needs.

In order to create an inclusive learning environment, steps need to be taken by the school to benefit all pupils. This can be done via a range of methods – know as alternative provisions.

A whole school provision map shows how the school is planning and supporting the needs of pupils.

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Increasing attainment: how to raise attainment for GCSE pupils

GCSE exams are sat by a mixed ability of pupils. Teachers have the challenge of increasing attainment for all pupils to progress each student through exams so they are best placed for the next stages of their life.

Often when department heads arrive at a new school they are tasked with raising attainment for pupils. Success can be achieved through a range of methods. With belief, relentlessness and the correct systems in place attainment can be raised for all pupils. 

This blog post will take a look at measures you can implement in order to raise attainment for pupils and help them through their GCSEs.

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How adult learning helps students achieve their potential

Adult learning refers to education, courses and training that is designed for adults. It can also be defined as the provision of instructed learning events for adults who usually act or who have acted in working life.

Adult education may be arranged with specific individuals in mind. Alternatively, it may be sourced by the adult directly.

This blog post explains the benefits of adult learning and how it can help students achieve their potential.

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Common barriers to learning and how to eridicate them

A student’s ability and performance in education isn’t a simple issue of motivation. Barriers to learning are the barriers which stop students from achieving their goals. 

Barriers to learning can be common or may be a one-off associated to individual students. 

This blog post takes a look at common barriers to learning and how to overcome barriers to learning.

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Universities vs. Apprenticeships

After finishing college, it is time to think about your future career all the more seriously.

The two main considerations to make are whether you want to continue your education in a formal setting, or whether you want to start some work based learning?

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Grammar schools: do they work?

There has been a lot of fuss about grammar schools recently since Prime Minister Theresa May stated her intention to lift the ban on the creation of new grammars.

This has led to many bitter arguments as to whether grammar schools work, with opponents on both sides of the argument stating vastly different opinions. So, what is the truth?

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Raising Aspiration with Parental Engagement

When schools are looking to raise aspiration, parental power is an invaluable and powerful way to enhance and introduce enthusiasm and motivation.

Success is seen at its highest when schools and parents work together as a partnership, but whilst almost all schools involve parents in activities at the school itself, this is parental involvement rather than engagement and does not directly affect achievement as opposed to direct parental engagement which increases aspiration for all the family.

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