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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Five School Funding Grants You Should Know About

School pursestrings are getting tighter, and we’re all looking for alternative sources of funding. Fortunately, there are ways to raise non-statutory school income, whether by hiring out school premises or by hosting fundraising events. Grants and funding pools offer a handy third option. But which grants should you be looking for to supplement your school funding? Here’s a quick rollup of some of the funding schools can apply for that you may not have heard of:   Education Endowment Foundation The EEF provides funding for trial projects designed to raise attainment for 3-18 year-olds – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. What’s more, once your project is...

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Teacher Survival Kit: The Essentials

What’s in your desk drawer? The marking you’ve been putting off? An assortment of paperclips and rubber bands? Maybe it’s the staff handbook you’ve never opened? It’s time to take back control of your desk. Stock it up with the right stuff, and that drawer will be transformed into an irreplaceable teacher survival kit. We’re not going to recommend pens and sticky notes – you already know you need those. Instead, here’s some genuinely helpful tips and tricks you may not have thought of. You can make these kits for yourself, but they also make a great gift for your partner or...

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Hiring Out School Premises: Everything You Need To Know

Looking to let out your school premises? Unsure of where to start? Here’s our comprehensive overview of what to do. The Whys, Whats, and Whos Why Hire Out School Premises? At this point, you might not be convinced that you even should hire out your premises. However, not to do so would be a huge missed opportunity. By hiring out your premises, you are building links with the local community. This has a positive effect on community awareness, student intake, and, most importantly, student’s overall development and achievement. It can be a huge psychological boost to know that you are part of a community...

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What the Critical Window of Language Acquisition Means to Education

It’s usually agreed that the earlier children acquire a second language, the better their cognition and language acquisition skills in later life. In support of this, the findings of a journal recently posted to online news outlets suggests that, to acquire native fluency, it is best to start before the age of 10. This period of development is often referred to as the critical window of language acquisition; the implication is that the ability to easily pick up on grammar and its intricacies begins to decline through a person’s teens, and drops right off as they enter their twenties. So what...

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