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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Pupil Premium Strategies #3 – Approaching Collaborative Learning

This is the third in a series of blogs giving an overview of research-proven strategies that schools can adopt when budgeting their pupil premium – and how we can help. Previously, we discussed Using Feedback.  Often introduced at a primary school level to develop the skills related to collective learning, collaborative strategies involve encouraging participants to focus on how their own contributions shape the work of the group. More colloquially called group learning or group work, it's a low-cost strategy that can be flexible and adaptive. Tasks require pupils to support each other in learning, and the fact they are in the...

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Anti-Bullying Week: Celebrating The Differences In All Of Us

However you choose to approach it, bullying is something that every school wants to be able to eliminate. A number of bullying charities in the UK have quite a heavy focus on school-age bullying, and statistics on bullying in these settings are not difficult to find. This year, November 13th - 17th is Anti-Bullying Week and is being coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. There are a variety of themes to explore from the many charities taking part, with resources available to suit your age/audience. BulliesOut are asking people to ‘go purple’, Kidscape are celebrating Friendship Friday, and the Anti-Bullying Alliance is...

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