Online learning

Exclusions: what can be done to help?

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Exclusions can lead to several ramifications for both pupils and schools. What alternatives or solutions can be offered to help support them?

Schools have recently adopted a zero-stance policy on certain behaviours resulting in students becoming isolated from their peers. Some of the main reasons why students become excluded include:

– Violence or aggressive behaviour
– Bullying
– Verbal abuse
– Physical abuse
– Drugs
– Criminal activity
– Defiance and disobedience

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Truancy rates in schools – can EdTech assist?

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Truancy rates and absenteeism are being scrutinised by the government following a new bill. Are schools ready for this, can they be supported and can EdTech assist?

Following the Queen’s speech, England’s schools will now be required to publish an attendance policy for their students aiming to crack down on absenteeism. Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi outlined his ambitions to improve schools:

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3 tips on improving student behaviour

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Student behaviour can be difficult to control at times especially around exam season due to a decrease in attentiveness and focus to several factors. Here are three tips that can help get students back on track.

Several ideas can have a positive impact on student behaviour, but these tips can help schools in the long-term with their relationship with their students.

1. Engage with your students with a positive reinforcement mindset

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Off-site learning – How to safeguard your students

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Several students may be studying off-site and their safety must be treated with the utmost diligence. How can students be safeguarded off-site?

There is no guarantee that a student’s safety will be 100% secured due to multiple external factors. However, instilling appropriate safety measures can help mitigate such issues.

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Big class sizes – can EdTech help?

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Recent increases in class sizes have contributed to complications for students’ academic progression. What can be done to help both students and teachers, and can EdTech assist?

A recent article by The Guardian highlighted 9 in 10 teachers said that “bigger classes were harming pupils’ progress”. According to a poll of more than 3,000 teachers by the NASUWT teachers’ union:

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Why teachers need support in school

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Teachers across the UK have had to manage to deal with educating their students alongside the added pressure of the pandemic. Something needs to be done, so what can be done to support teachers and students?

According to an NASUWT survey of 4,000 UK members:

“nine out of 10 (91%) have seen an increase in workload in the last year – 61% said it had increased significantly – with full-time teachers working 57 hours a week in a typical midterm week.”

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4 tips on how to smash GCSE revision

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With GCSEs returning for the first time in three years, student revision must be done correctly, so how can this be done? Look at these 4 great tips.

The Guardian recently released a story highlighting how in the UK “close to 2 million teenagers will be gearing up for their exams”. It suggested how students should start revising over Easter to get ahead and avoid stress before exams start.

So, here are 4 tips that could help with revision over Easter and beyond:

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