What are Knowledge Organisers and why are they so popular in schools?
What are knowledge organisers? Originally used in secondary schools, knowledge organisers are now becoming more popular in primaries as well. They isolate the key facts from a unit of work or a curriculum subject with the intention of being memorised. […]
What is a Learning Journal?
Learning journals make it simple to build up a weekly snap-shot of learning and achievement. Making insights into thought processes readily available for parents’ evenings or Ofsted inspections. Schools can use journals in each classroom to encourage independent learning, and […]
Are School Reward Systems The Key To Academic Achievement?
School reward systems are an effective method of managing behaviour within the classroom, as well as actively promoting school values and teaching children right from wrong. They are largely based on the theories of behaviourism and social learning theory, the […]
5 Tips To Promote Mental Health Awareness In Your School
There’s a looming mental health crisis. Covid-19 has created a wave of emotional problems for young people around the world. Outside of the home, schools are the first to see the impact of these issues and many teachers and staff […]
Who’s Looking Out For Teachers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing?
New guidance has been published by the Department for Education on “Practical materials for primary and secondary schools to use to train staff about teaching mental wellbeing”. There’s a growing base of resources to help teachers support students’ mental health […]
Reading Records and Literacy Guides
Developing reading skills at Key Stage 1 is part of the National Curriculum and an essential aspect of a child’s learning experience. From increasing their vocabulary to improving their spelling, the benefits of reading are far-reaching and well documented. Many […]
Free Creative Resource Pack For Stephen Lawrence Day
The School Planner Company is delighted to share some exciting new free resources for teachers and parents from The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust ahead of Stephen Lawrence Day on 22 April 2020. In this resource pack you will find: […]